Where a tooth has a small or moderate area of decay or has a small or moderate piece missing, a filling may be the best solution for restoration.
There are several options for the type of fillings that may be best for you. your dentist will help you in deciding which one is best for you.
Made from a mixture of various metals which results in a silver appearance. Amalgam fillings are very strong and resistant to everyday wear and tear and have been proven to be one of the most reliable materials available. However, due to their colour, they are more noticeable than composite fillings and are not usually used in very visible areas, such as front teeth
Made from resin, (for strong bonding properties) and varying sizes of silica particles, (which determines the strength of the filling). These fillings are tooth coloured and can matched aesthetically to be virtually undetectable. There are two main types of composite fillings;