There are a variety of materials available to fill teeth including amalgam, composite, porcelain and gold.
Amalgams are very long wearing fillings with a proven track record of success. They are however not tooth coloured and there has been considerable debate over their potential health issues.
Composite fillings are tooth coloured fillings and are bonded onto the tooth. They can be more conservative to place and offer superior aesthetics.
Inlays and onlays are laboratory made fillings that are cemented into the tooth. They can fit inside the cavity alone (inlay) or extend onto the outer surfaces as well (onlay). They have the advantage of being crafted in a lab and therefore the appearance and strength can be superior to a normal filling. They can be made from a ceramic tooth coloured material or a metal like gold.
Prior to any filling or inlay/onlay we will give you all the possible options available to you as well as sufficient information with which to make an informed choice as to what filling is best for you.