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There are different types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. You and Dr. Morehouse can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth.
Amalgam (silver) fillings have been used for over 100 years. Amalgam is used mainly on the back chewing teeth because of its strength and durability. It is often the least costly option to fix a routine cavity or small fracture in a back tooth.

Composite fillings: These are also called “tooth colored” or “bonded” fillings. They can generally be used in both front and back teeth. They are more aesthetic than silver fillings. Direct composite fillings are generally used for routine cavities, closing small spaces between your front teeth and repairing notches that can develop at the gum line area of a tooth. Unlike silver fillings, you can chew on a composite filling the same day that it is placed.

As with most dental restorations, fillings are not permanent and may someday have to be replaced. They are very durable, and will last many years, giving you a long lasting, beautiful smile.