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Can I replace my existing amalgam fillings with composite fillings?

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Yes we generally recommend that fillings of any kind be replaced only when you need to have them replaced. For example, where decay occurs beneath or around an existing filling, or a filling breaks. Sometimes, when your existing fillings are very large, composite fillings may not be an option, this is when a porcelain inlay may be required.

How long do composite fillings last?

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Our clinical audit data shows that 96% of the composite fillings we place on front teeth last for more than 5 years. We are so confident of the quality of our composite fillings.

Why should I consider composite fillings?

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Most peoples prefer natural coloured fillings because they look like your existing teeth and people can’t see them when you laugh or smile. Composite fillings are often called white fillings but we actually use a wide range of different shades to match the natural colours of your teeth.