At Lismore House we are happy to take care of all your family’s dental needs.
Fillings are performed to replace tooth tissue lost or damaged because of dental decay or trauma. We offer fillings in dental amalgam (silver metal fillings) or composite resin (white fillings)
TOOTH COLOURED OR ‘WHITE’ FILLINGS
Tooth coloured fillings are made of a material called composite resin. The filling is bonded (glued) to the tooth. The filling will be shaped and colour matched to mimic the natural tooth, creating an invisible restoration. Current studies show composite resin fillings to be every bit as durable as silver fillings.
SILVER (AMALGAM) FILLINGS
A silver filling is a filling made of dental amalgam, which mainly consists of the metal silver and has a silvery appearance. Dental amalgam is a hard-wearing material which may be used to restore the back teeth. Dental amalgam, being a metal, does not mimic the natural colour of teeth.