For hundreds of years, dental fillings have been used to restore teeth. Dental fillings are placed in teeth where a dentist has had to remove tooth structure due to decay or fracture. In recent years filling materials have been substantially improved by many technological advancements. Although silver amalgam was the dominant choice years ago, today we have several other preferred options for tooth restoration including tooth colored composite filling materials and cementable resins and porcelains.
Decayed teeth require fillings to restore strength
and health of natural teeth.
Filling materials is shaped to match the look
and feel of natural teeth. Traditionally, silver or
amalgam material has been the filling of choice.
The decayed portion of the tooth is removed from the sound tooth structure.
Today, many modern materials can be used to mimic the color and texture of natural teeth.