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and composite natural teeth fillings
, and you can discuss the option that is right for you with our dentist. Each type has a mix of advantages and disadvantages. Amalgam fillings are commonly used for the back teeth because their color is less appealing than the color of composite fillings, which are designed to match the tooth's color. Amalgam fillings are durable and last for many years, but they sometimes do require replacement.
Fillings restore the original shape and function of a tooth that has been affected by decay, cracks, fractures, or natural wear and tear. The dentist removes the damaged portion of the tooth, thoroughly cleans the area, and replaces the missing portion with filling material. Composite and amalgam fillings are both great for fixing decayed or cracked teeth.