There are now more choices when it comes down to filling cavities due to amazing advancements in technology. Out of the multiple choices the two most common are are composite fillings and dental amalgam. The major difference between the two types of fillings is in the colour and the strength. Composite fillings are made from materials matching the colour of your teeth whereas amalgam fillings are made from metal.
Composite fillings are more advanced and also are stronger in the new generation of composites. They also protect more of the tooth structure as we do not need to drill away as much of the tooth as in amalgam fillings as these need to lock into position.
What are Composite Fillings?
Composite fillings also referred to as resin composite fillings are made using plastic and ceramic compounds.
What is Dental Amalgam Fillings?
These are made of a combination of metal alloys as well as mercury that is placed in small quantities inside these. On the NHS these are the only fillings available to over 15 year olds on posterior ( back) teeth but privately you can pay for a composite tooth coloured filling.
The colour of the dental amalgam is silver and is visible when someone talks or opens their mouth but they are less sensitive to moisture so can be placed faster than composite.
What Should You Choose?
Your choice comes down to your own preference as composite fillings are dearer!
If anyone is nervous about getting fillers don’t be!! Dr Dinah Naasan is professional, caring and takes everything you say into consideration, including your fears and expectations. The entire process was completely painless. For someone who has a low pain threshold I never felt a thing! The results were instantaneous and with no bruising whatsoever. I was so self conscious about my lips before and now I couldn’t imagine my life without fillers. It has given me so much confidence.
Great dentist n I’m a big scardy cat.. make you feel at ease and always ask if I’m ok throughout the treatment.. highly recommend
Really lovely dental practice. Did everything possible to fit me in for an emergency appointment today. Receptionist Lindsey and Dr Naasan are excellent. Glad I’ve found a dentist that I actually don’t mind visiting!
I had wanted fillers in my nose for a long time to fix the bump I had- (non surgical nose job)- and I am so happy I had Dinah do it and I love the results! She is professional and easy to chat to which made me feel at ease. There was no bruising after the treatment and the results were instant. You can tell she has been doing injectables for a long time as it wasn't uncomfortable when she was doing the fillers- will 100% be coming back to Dinah to get this done again in the future!!
I have been going to Dinah now for almost two years for both anti-wrinkle injections and Fillers . The results have been amazing and she has helped me achieve the natural results I was looking for , with the procedures being quick and pretty painless. I would highly recommend her services and her aftercare is first class also.
I can’t say enough good things about Dinah and would recommend her to anyone!
I wanted to straighten my two upper front teeth especially and, after consulting with Dr Dinah Naasan, I decided to go with a see through retainer clear align. I had my appointments every two weeks, no delays, everything went according to plan. I am very happy with the results and with the treatment overall. You can see the difference straight away and that’s what I wanted. I would definitely recommend this option for anyone who doesn’t want their retainer to be visible and want fast and effective results.
Excellent service, Dee puts you at ease and let's you know exactly what each procedure she is going to do in the most polite and knowledgeable manner. I would highly recommend.
Would highly recommend this dentist to anyone Dinah is fantastic explains everything to you so you understand what is happening
The staff are all fantastic and Dinah is a miracle worker I won't b changing my dentist ever
I heartily recommend the best dentist. I was very afraid of the dentist, each of my attempts was painful during the treatment. At the dee dental clinic she had root canal treatment today, I didn't feel any pain and the dentist was very friendly. Thank you very much
Dinah was able to explain everything clearly and put me at ease. Really approachable and provided excellent care. Would really recommend this great team and practice!!
Best dee dental Paisley and and I hate going but so nice & friendly thanks for everything
highly recommend this dental practice!
Clean, smart and professional. Very happy to have found a dentist which was easy to register with via website. I had a check up appointment made within two days of my registration. She makes you feel at ease and let’s you know exactly what’s happening. Amazing and my teeth look great. Highly recommended !!!
Amazing modern practice that is completely different to our previous dentist. They provide some brilliant services including anti-wrinkle injections and fillers. Would recommend Dinah and her team to anyone!
Dinah is very professional and put me at ease. The practice is clean and modern and being able to book online is a plus
clean, modern and comfortable waiting area. Dinah and staff are very friendly and welcoming also.
I have been seeing Dinah for 3 years and she is always friendly, efficient and gentle! Would recommend her to everyone and the practice looks great.
Lovely clean modern practice, Dinah is friendly, efficient and puts you at ease :). Online booking system is great. Would highly recommend.
Been seeing this dentist for a long time. Very friendly and professional. Top dentist
Quick, Professional, Fantastic
Best dentist by far in paisley staff are down to earth and they do good work and make u feel at home!
best dentist ive ever had, gave me all the correct advice to help save teeth, so friendly and relaxed atmosphere,, its a pleasure to go get my treatment!! highly recommend!!!
Got my lips done by the lovely Dinah, absolutely love them would highly recommend, Dinah makes you feel so at ease. Thanks Love them- be back to freeze the forehead next lol xx
Had tear troughs and nasolabial fillers and was over the moon with results. Dinah took her time to study my face to make sure everything was seamless and natural. Lovely manner- really made me feel relaxed and at ease!
My first anti-wrinkle experience was quick and painless and the results are amazing. All thanks go to Dinah for her brilliant job! I would highly recommend her services.
Love my lip fillers from dinah and the before and aftercare was brilliant will definitely be back again for more
Love getting my anti-wrinkle injections by Dinah..I always feel great after having it done.. Would highly recommend
I noticed circa 1 year ago that my face is asymmetrical and called upon Dinahs expertise. She recommended anti-wrinkle injections and what can I say I’m delighted with the results. The service she offers is first class she’s friendly very approachable and I highly recommend that you look no further than Dinah for advice and any work you wish to have carried out.