A combination of sugar in the diet and bacteria found in the mouth cause cavities to form.
These cavities are repaired here at Sherwood Dental Practice in Birmingham with the use of fillings. Fillings are also used to repair broken teeth or to replace fillings that have chipped or fallen out.
The two most common fillings used are metal (silver) fillings called amalgams or plastic white fillings which are called composites or glass ionomers.
Traditional Amalgam Filling
Modern white composite filling