Tooth coloured fillings which will replace the space left by those tooth structure either missing by any fracture of tooth, decay that has caused wearing of tooth structure. Fillings not only act as an aesthetic part they also help in preventing the bacteria entering unto the tooth structure. Fillings done are strong that are unchewable.
What fillings do we have in SDC?
Mostly patient prefer tooth coloured fillings (composite resins) which also uses laser beam that adds up to additional support and completely removes the bacteria. This remains same as tooth available in different shades of white for satisfying the patient matching the individuals own tooth colour.
Advantages of fillings
- Tooth colored appearing like natural tooth
- Consumes lower chair seating time
- Long lasting shade
The other filling available are silver filling that is being traditional from past few years that stays ultimately strong but not suiting to colour of tooth mostly preferable for posterior tooth which has mainly the biocompatible material. Amalgam is an alloy of mercury, silver, copper, tin and sometimes zinc.