Due to certain reasons, a tooth or teeth starts decaying that leaves a cavity or sometimes teeth get broken or cracked. In order to treat such conditions, the Dentist removes the decayed portion and fills the empty area with a filling. There are a number of filling materials that are used for the purpose of Dental Fillings. Most common are: composite resin, tooth color plastic, porcelain, gold and amalgam – consisting of silver mixed with mercury, zinc, tin and copper -. Recommendation of Dentist and the cost determines the type of filling that is best suited.
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