Metal/amalgam fillings still have a place in modern dentistry, but in the majority of cases we use composite resin, that is a tooth coloured material. It’s advantages are that more tooth can be conserved to help with long term strength and it also bonds to the tooth. Using composite is an art and a science and it can produce stunning looking restorations with great long term results.
On front teeth we use composite to rebuild chipped teeth, restore unsightly spaces or it can even be used as a full veneer over the tooth. It can provide a very cost-efficient way of improving smiles.