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A dental filling is a process of filling a cavity in a tooth with dental material. The most common type of fillings are made from metal and they can be gold, silver, or mercury amalgam. In this blog post, we will explore the different types of fillings and how you can make sure that your teeth stay healthy!

As with all dental work, the quality of a filling is determined by how well it fits and adheres to tooth tissue (called “bonding”) which prevents bacteria from entering the area and causing future decay. A dentist will take an impression or mold in order to make sure that this happens properly before placing resin composite filling.

Fillings can be placed on the chewing surface of a tooth, which is called the “facial” surface, or on the back surfaces of teeth that are not exposed when you bite together (called “lingual”). Fillings may also be used to protect and support weak spots in your mouth such as thinning areas caused by gum recession.

Filling materials

The difference between filling materials

The difference

Fillings are usually made from a material that is shaped into place and hardened with a light.

Resin composite fillings are tooth-colored, which means they blend in well with the natural color of your teeth. They may also contain fluoride to strengthen them against cavities and decay.

Amalgam (silver) fillings are good at resisting decay. This is because the metal acts as a barrier to bacteria that lead to tooth decay

Porcelain fillings are strong and durable. They may also be decorated with artwork or designs, which can make your teeth look like natural teeth again after they have been darkened by discoloration caused by smoking, tea drinking,, coffee, or wine.

Silver fillings are not as strong and durable as porcelain fillings. They may also be decorated with artwork or designs that can make your teeth look like natural teeth again after they have been darkened by discoloration caused by smoking, tea, coffee, or wine.

Ceramic-filled tooth-colored fillings are strong and durable. They can also be decorated with artwork or designs that make your teeth look like natural teeth again after they have been darkened by discoloration caused by smoking, tea drinking, coffee, wine.