Help preserve the natural tooth.
Porcelain and composite fillings are an attractive alternative to traditional Amalgam (silver fillings). Because both can be matched to the color of your natural teeth, patients with aesthetic concerns prefer them. Unlike amalgam fillings, both porcelain and composite fillings help preserve the natural tooth since minimum enamel removal is required for the procedure.
Particularly suited for use in front teeth and visible areas, composite fillings are a mixture of fine glass particles and plastic. Fitting for small to medium sized cavities in areas where minor chewing pressure is required.
Ionomers are tooth-colored fillings produced from acrylic resins and glass. Typically used for patients with great amounts of decay, they can be applied near the gum line or tooth root because they are unnoticeable.