A dental restoration or dental filling is a dental restorative material used to restore the function, integrity and morphology of missing tooth structure. The structural loss typically results from caries or external trauma. It is also lost intentionally during tooth preparation to improve the aesthetics or the physical integrity of the intended restorative material.
At Refresh Smiles Dental we use materials called composite resin. This is traditionally known as the “white fillings”. We are an exclusively amalgam (silver fillings) free practice.
One of the main disadvantages with composite resin however is strength. If a tooth has lost more than 50%, it is advisable to look at better materials like gold or ceramics onlays/crowns.