If a part of your tooth is lost or teeth are damages by tooth decay, the dentist can restore the damage with a filling. The padding prevents further pain and restores the function of the teeth. There are various filling materials of which the most common amalgam (silver filling) and composite (white filling) are.
WHAT IS THE RIGHT FILLING IN MY SITUATION?
The dentist may for certain types of treatment give preference to the use of a tooth-colored ('white') filling. In addition to glass ionomer and compomer composite it is the most commonly used filling. Composite has a lot of applications. For example, broken front teeth can be reconstructed and discoloured teeth can be restored. Especially with a white filling teeth which is aesthetically more attractive. A white filling is also used with molars.