Because there are several types of fillings, choosing the right one for your teeth can be confusing. Here are three things to bear in mind when having a filling.
- How big the area to be filled is: porcelain is best for large fillings, whereas composite works mainly in small and medium-sized areas.
- Visibility: silver fillings are the most noticeable. Resin and porcelain offer the most natural appearance.
- Cost: composite resin fillings are the cheapest, and gold and porcelain the most expensive.
If you’re still in doubt, have a chat with your dentist to see which filling material they recommend.
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Dr Siddharth Wandrekar - Practice principal (GDC No. 170074)
BDS – India 2004, MSc Prosthetic Dentistry 2007 (London), MJDF Royal College of Surgeons England
Sidd has been with Brunel Dental Practice since 2011 and took over the practice in September 2016 after the previous principal retired.
Sidd qualified in 2004 from one of the prestigious Universities in India. He came to the UK and meritoriously obtained a Masters in Prosthetic Dentistry from King’s College, London. He then spent a year in a hospital environment being involved in major surgeries such as head and neck cancer, correction of jaw fractures and complex surgical removal of teeth. He moved to work as an Associate in Private and NHS practices in Scotland before joining Brunel Dental Practice.
Sidd enjoys dentistry because he can help everyone to achieve good dental health and overall well-being in a caring and comfortable environment.
He is married with two boys who keep him on his toes. He loves playing tennis and represents the local club in the regional Leagues. He loves to travel and visit offbeat places. He also has a keen interest in current affairs.