Not all fillings are created equal. Although many authorities still claim amalgam fillings are safe, we never use it. Instead we use composite fillings (tooth-coloured materials), which are excellent for medium-sized cavities and can last decades. Teeth that are heavily filled with amalgam or other materials may be impossible to fill because so little of the original tooth structure is left or the tooth is deeply cracked. In these cases, we recommend porcelain or gold onlays or crowns.
We lead the way in dental laser practices so where possible we use lasers rather than drilling. This is because laser dentistry is the ideal way of preserving and protecting your tooth with as little discomfort as possible and in a way that will aid rapid healing.