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There are a number of factors which may lead to the deterioration or loss of tooth structure. These can include decay, wear and tear, and injury from trauma. The aim of restorative dentistry is to repair or replace the lost or missing tooth structure.

Fillings are the most common form of tooth restoration and are used to repair mild to moderately damaged teeth. Various types of materials can be used for a filling however, tooth coloured composite resin fillings which are unobtrusive and long lasting are the most popular. Other options include gold, silver coloured amalgam and porcelain. Should you require a filling, we can advise you of all the choices available to you.