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Fillings

These can be done with amalgam (silver) material or white fillings. White fillings are used routinely on front teeth. Either filling material can be used on back teeth.

Some people have concerns about the safety of amalgam fillings. Extensive research has been done to investigate the effect of amalgam fillings on general health. No harmful effects from amalgam fillings have been shown and the World Health Organisation supports the continued use of amalgam fillings.