Dr Gwendolin Flanagan

Are tooth-coloured fillings better than silver metal fillings?

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Composite fillings bond directly to your tooth, which results in less healthy tooth structure removal. Amalgam (metal) fillings require additional preparation to provide anchors for the solid amalgam.

Composite fillings do not expand and contract as is common with metal and the temperature changes inside your mouth.

We are happy to discuss the type of filling that will work best for you.

To all our valued patients,

As you know we are now on a week lockdown as of 5pm Thursday, August 5th. During this time we are restricted to emergency treatments only for our patients. Please be assured that we will resume normal practice as soon as permitted. We are being guided by government directives that are handed down on a daily basis. Please follow this link to read important information from the ADA on COVID guidelines as well as what you need to know as a patient ahead of your next dental appointment.

To stay up to date with Government information around COVID-19 

We hope you all continue to stay safe during this period.

Dr Gwendolin Flanagan and team,