Upgrading of Amalgam Filling to Tooth-coloured Restoration

Upgrading of Amalgam Filing to Tooth-Coloured Restoration

 

Fillings do not just have to be practical, they can also be aesthetically pleasing and thus many patients no longer have the desire for amalgam ("silver" or "metal") fillings because they are visible.

 

Advantages of composite fillings over amalgam fillings

  • The composite filling material does not contain any mercury, but rather acrylic and glass particles.

  • The filling material can be colored to match the tooth which looks very natural.

  • Composite filling material is hard at the completion of the procedure, so it can be chewed upon immediately after leaving the dental office.

  • Less of the tooth structure is lost, since a smaller preparation area is required.