Minor cavities can be restored with either silver or tooth-colored fillings. The best way to correct small problems is to stop it before it becomes a bigger problem.
Traditional amalgam fillings (silver) are slowly falling out of favor because of their appearance and patients’ concerns over their mercury content. Over the years, composites have become the material of choice because they’re easy to work with and have a natural color. For situations that require additional strength, such as those who grind their teeth or have a heavy bite, porcelain fillings called inlays and onlays are recommended.
Protecting Your Investment
The quality of dental restorations depends on several factors, including:
Before starting your treatment, your doctor will go over all of your options and help you decide which filling is best for you.