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Natural-Looking Amalgam-Free Dental Repairs

Cavities are caused by bacteria eroding the tooth’s surface. This decay causes sensitivity and pain and leaves your tooth open to infection.

Fillings repair damaged enamel, stopping toothache and preventing disease. For years, durable, long-lasting mercury amalgam has been the material of choice for fillings—but the black tell-tale black spots it creates on teeth aren’t always a great look.

But modern tooth-coloured materials can match metal fillings in terms of longevity, meaning we can treat cavities without leaving a mark on your teeth.

Even better—iInvisible fillings are just as hardwearing as amalgam and have a much reduced treatment and recovery time.


Tooth Decay Symptoms

Ideally, early signs of tooth decay are detected during routine checkups. However, it’s important to be aware of these symptoms:

  • Sensitivity to hot or cold food and beverages
  • Pain or discomfort while biting or chewing
  • Throbbing pain in the tooth even when not eating
  • Visible cavity
  • Loss or damage to an existing filling

Placing Your Filling

Before placing your filling, we’ll numb the treatment area. Next, we’ll remove any decayed enamel and clean and dry the tooth. Once the site is debris and bacteria-free, we’ll apply the resin that perfectly matches the colour of your tooth.


Amalgam Removal

Amalgam is a material commonly used in fillings. But while the mercury metal composite may have been a cost-effective option for repairing cavities, the dark metallic fillings are less attractive than tooth-coloured alternatives, and you may have concerns about the mercury content.

The CDC takes pride in being an amalgam-free clinic, offering subtle tooth-coloured composite fillings that provide natural-looking cavity repair. We can also replace old, unwanted amalgam fillings with solid and discreet alternatives.


The Amalgam Replacement Process

Amalgam filling removal is a routine procedure. To ensure your comfort, we’ll provide anaesthetic. We’ll also use a protective dam, water spray, and suction for complete, safe mercury removal.

Once we’ve removed the amalgam filling, we can replace it. Because tooth-coloured composite resin fillings bond to the tooth quickly with less mechanical retention, the procedure is brief, involves less drilling, and has a shorter recovery time.

Talk of the Tyne

Don’t just take our word for it listen to what our patients have to say about The CDC service.

Small Things
Make All the

Elena loved her smile, but a few small gaps and other minor niggles were letting the side down. The CDC achieved these stunning results with Invisalign® and whitening.


The Cosmetic Dental Clinic’s no-pressure approach was a breath of fresh air for Ellie—And the results are simply stunning! No wonder we’re the Northeast’s number-one rated!

One Last

Here’s what happened when we asked Lesley to take one last look at the smile she lived with before visiting The CDC.


Before & After

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We’re Five-Star Rated!

Read what patients say about five-star cosmetic and restorative dentistry from The CDC team.

Susan Murta

The whole experience from start to finish was fantastic. I fully trusted Mat he provided his expert opinion at all times and guided me through each appointment with excellent care and both made me feel at ease. Mat is not only confident professional and brilliant but made achieving the smile I had always wanted come true. I would highly recommend the Cosmetic Dental Clinic.

Natalie S

I have recently finished my Invisalign and composite bonding with Mat and his assistant Tiff and I am over the moon with my results. They were both lovely from start to finish, helping me through the process. All of the staff there were friendly and approachable, including Jaqueline on reception who made me feel so welcome and comfortable whilst waiting for my appointments. Would highly recommend!

Clare Irwin

Nigel and the team were fantastic. I’ve just finished my Invisalign treatment and I couldn’t believe the difference. They really are a talented bunch. Thank you so much.

Xingzi Ren

Complete my Invisalign with Nigel and Lauren and very pleased with the results!!! My friends all think it does work well! It makes me smile more confident. I also had other treatments here and all of them are well done. Very happy to choose this professional clinic and meet these nice staff here.

Carly Ellis

Can’t fault any part of the service and care I received from the Cosmetic Dental Clinic. After spending years being embarrassed about my teeth, I can’t believe how they look now. Can honestly say it has changed my life and how I feel. My only regret is that I didn’t get it done sooner!

Shauna Herd

What can I say, Nigel and the team at CDC Durham did a fantastic job and looked after me so well before, during and after my treatment. The team completely took the stress out of going to appointments and made the whole process so easy. The service I received was first-class and the results have ultimately increased my confidence in more ways than I could ever have imagined! Thank you!

Tooth-Coloured Fillings in Newcastle and Durham

Getting a filling has never been easier, and with amalgam-free tooth-coloured resin, we achieve exceptional natural-looking results. If you need a filling, don’t put it off. Get in touch today and schedule an appointment.


Find Us in Newcastle and Durham

You’re never far from The CDC.

Find us at Old Eldon Square in Newcastle town centre or visit our Old Elvet clinic in Durham.

DURHAM 7 Old Elvet
0191 375 0191
NEWCASTLE 2 Old Eldon Square,
0191 260 3688