Pros and Cons of Different Types of Dental Fillings

Dentist examining young woman’s teeth

If you haven’t had a filling before or it's been a while since you've had to get one, you might be interested to learn that there are different types of dental fillings available these days. Modern fillings are quite different from the old style silver and amalgam fillings of previous years. Let’s look at some of the new techniques and materials that have replaced older dentistry procedures. What Are Fillings for Your Teeth? First, just what are fillings? Dental fillings are used to repair and restore teeth that have been damaged by decay. They effectively ‘fill’ the hole, also known as a cavity, which has developed in the tooth. Skilled dentists use fillings to build teeth back up to their...

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