The concept of a “filling” is replacing and restoring your tooth structure that is damaged due to decay or fracture with a material. The traditional filling material is the silver amalgam. This restorative material has been around for ages and stills serves a purpose in restoring teeth from decay and in some instances fracture of the back teeth.
With today’s advancements in materials we as dental professionals can now use tooth colored bonded material in the back teeth where in the past this material was not as strong on only used in the non-load bearing front teeth. Eliminate the dark, black appearance in your teeth with new-age, state-of-the-art, tooth-colored resin or porcelain materials.