Fillings are used to restore damaged, broken or decayed teeth. There are two types of fillings materials used: amalgam fillings which are silver coloured, white fillings which are tooth coloured. Amalgam fillings are made from a mixture of metals. These fillings are extremely durable and have a long life span. Tooth-coloured fillings are made from a composite resin or porcelain. Tooth coloured fillings can be made virtually undetectable.
No one type of filling will suit every patient, it will be determined by a number of criteria such as the location size and depth of the filling. Your dentist will suggest which type of filling will be best for you.