Most minor cavities are usually treated by removing decay in teeth and replaced with dental fillings.
There are two basic types of dental fillings used:
- Traditional Amalgam Fillings or mercury fillings
- Composite Resin Tooth-Colored Fillings
With today's advancement in techniques and technology, tooth colored fillingsor white fillings using composite resin are normally done for better esthetics. Smile Signature bangkok dental clinics are amalgam-free. Additional precautions for the safe removal of mercury fillings may also be opted at our bangkok dental clinics during dental fillings replacement treatments.
Amalgam Fillings versus Composite Resin White Fillings
Traditional Amalgam Fillings
Amalgam fillings (silver fillings) restorations were commonly used in the past. Metal dental fillings were effective, but tend to blacken in color over time. Some amalgam fillings are said to contain mercury and its safety has been in question for a number of years.
Amalgam fillings are now commonly and easily removed and replaced composite resin dental fillings or white filligns.
Composite Resin White Fillings
Composite resin dental fillings are tooth-colored white fillings that can be matched with natural tooth color shades.
Made of a plastic dental resin, composite resin has no known health risks relative to the contraversal silver mercury fillings. These tooth-colored dental fillings are strong, durable and gives good natural esthetics results.