It can be a very confusing decision for a patient to have to contend with when given the option of what filling materials are best.
The materials currently available as direct techniques include:
- Metal amalgam (Mercury) fillings
- Composite resin tooth coloured fillings
- Material available for in direct/laboratory fabricated techniques: Gold or Porcelain (Inlays /Onlays)
At Complete Dental Care we will advise you of the recommended material for your situation.
Many factors and considerations must be taken into account before a decision is made.
A composite or white (tooth coloured) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling.
Due to their natural appearance and strength, white composite fillings are becoming an increasingly popular choice with patients as they are able to be colour matched, making them indistinguishable from your natural teeth.