Type of Filling
This the traditional material that is used for fillings and is silver in colour, it is still considered the industry standard in terms of the durability of material, price for the patient and ease of use to work with for the dentist.
A composite filling is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. Composites are generally used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the color of the teeth.
Ceramic fillings are a relatively recent development in terms of aesthetic teeth restoration and offer a number of advantages over traditional metal fillings. The main benefits of ceramic fillings being tooth coloured appearance, long lasting and more of your existing tooth structure usually remains in place.