North Hill Dental Care

65a North Hill, Balkerne Passage, Colchester, CO1 1PX

Fillings

Fillings are the most common form of restorative dentistry. They can be used to fill in a cavity or to plug up treated teeth.

  • If necessary, a local anaesthetic is used to numb the area.
  • The decayed part of the tooth is removed and the cavity cleaned.
  • The amalgam is placed inside the tooth and shaped to fit.

Amalgam Fillings

Decayed or damaged teeth can be successfully repaired with amalgam fillings – a safe, cost-effective method that restores a tooth’s shape and functionality in a very durable way.

Amalgam fillings have been used for over 150 years and are made of a combination of metals including silver, tin, copper and mercury. The inclusion of mercury has caused some controversy but numerous scientific studies have dismissed any link between its use and any adverse health effects. Amalgam fillings are also inexpensive, durable and quicker to place than other types of fillings.

White Fillings

As well as providing an effective repair for tooth decay or damage, white (or composite) fillings offer a natural-looking alternative to more obvious amalgam ones, as they are made from a tooth-coloured resin which blends in with your teeth.

Although often considered to be a less durable method for filling teeth, composite fillings do have more aesthetic appeal and are now made from modern materials which offer improved durability. Their life expectancy will depend on the depth of the cavity to be filled and its position in the mouth.

All-female practiceThe Dental Team

We operate an all-female dental practice in Colchester town centre and our dental surgeons provide quality clinical and customer care in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Meet our Team

Don’t be nervousNervous patients are always welcome

Our dentists and staff always do their best to make sure that your visits are comfortable for you. We also offer a sympathetic service that can calm any fears you may have.

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