What are the different types of fillings?
Dental amalgam also known as silver fillings is one of the most common types of dental fillings that is a combination of metal alloy including silver, copper, tin, mercury and zinc – the combination of metal forms a strong and durable bond and is also very affordable for patients.
Composite resin also referred to as ‘tooth-coloured’ fillings is a white or tooth-coloured material that can be matched to your existing tooth colour for a completely natural look. This adaptable filling material is also widely used in dentistry to restore chipped or cracked teeth.
Also known as porcelain fillings, ceramic fillings too can be designed to match your natural tooth colour and are very durable, with some lasting up to 10 years. Ceramic fillings are normally the most expensive filling for patients.
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