Restore your teeth to their natural shape and function
What is the procedure for filling a tooth?
We treat cavities with fillings in order to restore the teeth to their normal shape and function. The dentist first removes the decayed area, cleans the cavity and then fills it with the chosen material. The majority of fillings are made of composite. This material is very aesthetic and contains no mercury. Composite resin is available in several shades that match the natural colour of the teeth, which makes the fillings invisible.
In some cases, your dentist may suggest that you use another material to fill your tooth, namely amalgam. Commonly called “gray fillings”, this metal alloy is most effective when it is difficult to isolate the tooth from contact with saliva. Although a little less aesthetic, amalgam remains a very functional and durable choice when used in a favourable context.