Fillings are used to repair a hole in your tooth caused primarily by tooth decay. They can be made from a variety of materials and your dentist will advise you of the best option based on size, location and cost.
These are made of a mixture of metals and are primarily used for teeth at the back of your mouth as they are very hard-wearing.
These are made of a tooth coloured material and are used for teeth at the front of your mouth and are matched to the colour of your teeth. They are not so hard-wearing and can pick up stains from foods, drinks and cigarette smoking.
White fillings are available for your back teeth and available privately. Your dentist will discuss options at your appointment.