A dental filling may be made of amalgam or composite resin used to repair minimal tooth fractures, tooth decay or otherwise damaged surface of the teeth.
Amalgam fillings are now commonly removed and replaced with tooth-colored composite resin fillings. Tooth-colored filling material are now more advance and stronger providing better aesthetics as well as being amalgam-free and metal-free.
Dental fillings even out tooth surfaces for better bite or chewing and fixes holes or chips in teeth.
There are two commonly types of fillings.
- Amalgam Silver Filings. Amalgam dental fillings are grey or silver colored fillings commonly used in the past.
- Tooth Colored Composite Fillings. Composite resins filings or tooth-colored fillings