Dental Fillings are used to replace the parts of the tooth that have been lost, due to a number of reasons. These include wear and tear, decay and accidental damage. There are a variety of different materials that can be used for filling teeth. The most common type of filling is dental amalgam. This is made from a mixture of mercury and different metals. Composite or white fillings are less obvious and more natural looking. They are almost identical to the natural tooth.
The different types of fillings are:
Gold inlays and onlays (gold coloured)
Amalgam (silver coloured)
Composite/ White (tooth coloured)
Porcelain inlays (tooth coloured)