Many people experience a wide range of dental problems due to tooth decay, gum disease, jaw joint problems, abscesses or even accidental damage. Restorative dentistry deals not only with the correction of dental defects, but also with prevention in the form of sealing teeth (mainly done on children's teeth) supported by professional and at-home oral hygiene. In the area of filling therapy, there are several types of fillings to choose from: 

  • Composite fillings
    Composite fillings also known as “white fillings” are popular with customers because the colour can often be matched to the color of the surrounding teeth. They are made from a combination of acrylic and ceramic resins. The materials used for composite fillings is also an essential material for low-impact tooth reconstruction such as chipped teeth repair and filling in small gaps between teeth.  
  • Glass ionomer fillings 
    Glass ionomer fillings are made with a kind of glass and acrylic (milky colour) and can be placed directly in the tooth. They material is typically used for small cavities near the gumline (not on chewing surfaces), is durable and easy to apply.  
  • Amalgam fillings – no longer in widespread use 
    This is one of the oldest types of filling. They are strong and hard wearing. Amalgam fillings have antibacterial effects; however, they can only be used in limited cases and often lead to unnecessary destruction of the tooth.