Until a few years ago metal fillings for back teeth were the norm. The dental amalgam used for these fillings is a fantastically successful, relatively cheap material which is still unsurpased in some repects. However, it is not the best looking material especially as it blackens over time which can lead to the whole tooth becoming dark. Now, new white fillings have developed to the extent that they can rival metal fillings in most cases and we offer these new materials. If you have some (or many) old metal fillings it is quite possible to replace these with the new white fillings.The improvement in appearance can be quite dramatic, especially for teeth nearer the front of the mouth. If you want to consider replacement white fillings please talk to Michael who will be able to tell you what is possible and offer alternatives if necessary. The cost of a standard white filling can be found from our price list page.