Tooth coloured fillings or composite fillings are preferred today. The silver fillings discolour, and have mercury in them.
Modern tooth coloured fillings use materials that are strong and are very long lasting. These are plastic materials, which are condensed into the cavity and hardened by special light.
Tooth coloured (composite) fillings are proving more favourable today over the amalgam “silver” fillings.
The silver fillings are not only unsightly as they soon turn black, but they have mercury in them.
Modern filling materials are strong and are very long lasting. These are plastic materials, which are condensed into the cavity and hardened by special light.
These are alternative to composite fillings. After the cavity is prepared, an impression is taken and sent to the laboratory where a ceramic filling is constructed and is then returned to us. The inlay is then cemented into the cavity. These are stronger than the white fillings, and restore the tooth to its original shape colour and size, and function to a better degree.