Falkirk Dental CareCaring, Professional & Honest

Using the most up-to-date techniques and technologies, we offer our patients a wide range of dental treatments,
from routine check ups to complete restoration and cosmetic treatments to ensure you have "Confidence In Your Smile".

Fillings are one of the most routine dental procedures which most dentists will perform every day.

There is now, with the advance in dental technology, a much more diverse range of fillings available to choose from than there ever has been in the past. White fillings are often more expensive than standard metal fillings and most dentists would only recommend the extra cost for a very visible cavity.

Amalgam fillings are the traditional type that are usually black in colour. They are made from an amalgamation of a number of different metals which usually include tin, silver, copper and mercury - hence the colour. While amalgams are not the most visually attractive option for filling a cavity, they have the advantage of being very durable. This means that they can withstand the constant demands of chewing or tooth-grinding without breaking down or coming loose.

Amalgams may appear to have their plus points however, there is also one very important negative issue surrounding amalgams. Many people are against amalgam fillings because they contain mercury - which is very toxic to the human body.

This is why at Falkirk Dental Care we provide other options for filling cavities. You may be surprised by how many choices you have. Although they are more expensive than the cheaper amalgam option, you can talk to your dentist about composite resins, glass or ceramic fillings - none of which contain mercury.

It is possible to have your old amalgam fillings replaced. Once again, talk to your dentist who will be able to explain much more about the procedure. There is a standard protocol involved which will ensure that the mercury is kept bonded within the amalgam while it is removed - ensuring that the filling can be replaced safely.

There are three types of Dental Fillings available;

  • A wonderful dentist, kind, caring and gentle. Explains everything and always wants the best for the patient. Highly recommended.

    Alison Grainger Dr Bilal's patient
  • The dentist was very curteous and caring. Thanks for the work you did on my teeth, staff are all well mannered and easy to approach. So thanks again!

    Elizabeth Bourke Dr Bilal's patient
  • Both my dentist and dental nurse are fantastic with me. I am a very nervous patient & they always make me feel at ease & look after me well.

    Deborah Smith Dr Bilal's patient
  • After avoiding the dentist for quite some time, I came to Falkirk Dental Care and cannot thank them enough. Dr. Mohammed made me feel at ease the whole time, explaining all he was doing. I would definitely recommend Falkirk Dental Care

    Amy Sutherland Falkirk
  • The dentists were excellent they made me feel very relaxed. The treatment was completely pain free, I would recommend this dental surgery to anyone.

    Daniel Midtt Dr Bilal's patient
  • Dr Bilal understood all my anxieties, throughtout the process of tooth removal he ensured I was informed what he was doing and why.

    His assistant (Beverly) too was amazing, holding my hand and talking to me, even finding music I liked to act as a distraction.

    Ailsa Gosman Dr Bilal's patient
  • Absolutely excellent service, really pleased with the results, 1st class service.

    Andrew Forsyth Dr Bilal's patient