A tooth with a cavity is at risk and represents a potential danger for the oral health. Indeed, decay can spread from one tooth to another and cause various infections, including gum infection. To avoid this, the cavity has to be treated and since a tooth cannot regenerate itself, it has to be restored artificially to preserve its functionality. What are the restorative materials used in dentistry?
The different restorative materials
A variety a materials can be used for dental restoration. Some are stronger, others have more aesthetic appeal. To restore teeth, dentists use:
Here are some interesting facts about amalgam:
The amalgam consists of mercury, silver, copper and tin.
Advantages of amalgam tooth fillings
Cavities (Tooth Decay)
Oral Hygiene and Prevention
Dental Amalgam Fillings
Permanent Dentition (Adult Teeth)
HALITOSIS (BAD BREATH)
Root Canal Treatment
Composite Resin Restoration (White Filling)