IMPORTANT: Aimed at the general public, the Bücco Guide is a general educational guide. Its content presents some of the most common dental practices. However, there are many approaches and philosophies in dentistry and your dentist / specialist will be able to advise you on what he believes to be the most appropriate for your oral health. Do not hesitate to consult a dentist / specialist for more information.
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?
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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
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Asepsis, the fight against germs at the dentist’s
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)