Silver amalgam fillings (black fillings) have been a standard in dental medicine for many years. However, in recent years they have been virtually entirely replaced by biocompatible and aesthetically more pleasing composite materials (in tooth colour- white fillings). These composite materials are chemically and mechanically bonded to the tooth structures.
The process of making a composite filling is significantly more sensitive than for amalgam fillings and requires patience, time and skill.
Composite materials are used for:
- Small and medium fillings
- Replacement of old amalgam fillings
- Replacement of cracked parts of a tooth
- Correction of tooth shape
- Tooth colour correction