It’s not exactly thrilling to find out you need a filling, but the ever-changing nature of dental technology has given patients a wider variety of choices when it comes to repairing a decayed tooth. Right now in your mouth, you probably have one or more fillings made out of metal. However, while metal used to be the most common method of filling teeth, your dentist will probably tell you that metal is no longer your only option.
In fact, modern fillings are typically made from ceramic and plastic compounds in order to appear more realistic and blend into the natural color of your tooth. When developing these new fillings, researchers take several factors into consideration, including durability, quality, longevity, and cost-effectiveness. The American Dental Association suggests that there are three major kinds of materials used to make fillings… (American Health Advantage)