Tooth Fillings

Many times teeth can break or become infected with decay, resulting in the need to have part of the tooth removed. These cases are treated with a filling. Many materials have been used to fill teeth, but the main ones are: amalgam (black fillings), glass ionomer cement and composite resin. Nowadays, composite resin is the material of choice as it offers the best aesthetic result, similar mechanical strength to amalgam and with the right adhesive agents it can create a bond with the dental surface. 

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