Dental Fillings

To treat a cavity, tooth decay is removed and a tooth is filled with silver amalgam or composite. Amalgam fillings have been used by dentists for more than a century and are the most cost-effective type of dental filling. Composite fillings, which are made of a tooth-colored plastic and glass composite, are preferred due to their natural appearance and durability. The type of dental filling used is determined by a number of factors, including the size and location of a cavity, as well as your budget.