If you have worn out or damaged teeth, then dental fillings can be used to restore them. The most common filling is the dental amalgam or a metal alloy. It is durable and cheap and can be used for molars. This amalgam contains deficient levels of mercury that are permissible and not harmful to human health. However, this amalgam should be avoided for pregnant or breastfeeding women, children, and those with kidney diseases.

Tooth coloured filling has become very popular these days. These fillings are used for front teeth for cosmetic purposes. But they are not the first choice for back teeth. These fillings are made of a resinous material or complex chemical compounds such as monomers. They blend in seamlessly into the tooth structure, fill out gaps or irregularities in the teeth, and are highly preferred from the aesthetic point of view. However, they are not very strong or immune to daily wear and tear from chewing or biting activities. They tend to come off and do not hold on as firmly as an amalgam filling. Another alternative is porcelain/ceramic. However, they are prohibitively expensive, which is why they are preferred as fillings for the front or immediately visible teeth.

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