Fillings are the most commonly used to prevent further damage to a tooth when decay is present. Dental filling is a procedure used to fill a hole, or cavity, in your tooth. By removing the bacteria and closing the affected area off. The fillings can be made from several types of materials such as gold/silver amalgam, composite and porcelain. Two types of materials used are often used: a mercury free tooth coloured material Or, a silver filling that is composed of amalgam. For longevity and strength, porcelain inlays may considered as an alternative in treating decay. Inlays are a type of tooth coloured filling providing a longer lasting solution for larger decayed teeth and blends naturally with your teeth. Inlays are bonded by a special adhesive into your tooth, adding to the retention of the filling and sealing the tooth.
You can discuss the best options for you with our dentist.