Amalgam Fillings

A filling is one method to restore a tooth which has been damaged by decay. The objective of the filling is to remove the damaged part and replace it with an artificial material, to strengthen the tooth and prevent further decay.

Filling Process:

Amalgam fillings are resistant to wear and relatively inexpensive. They are made of an alloy of mercury, silver, copper, tin and sometimes zinc. The dark color of these fillings makes them very noticeable and they do not blend in well with your natural teeth.


Modern material science has created a number of fantastic composite materials which can be used to repair teeth. Material choice can depend on:

For natural looking fillings, a composite resin (white) filling is generally the best choice.

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