Dental fillings are the most common way to repair fractures, restore the missing shape of the tooth or provide a temporary remedy for patients who are seeking more involved treatment. Many ways of tooth restoration are presently available, and they greatly depend on the patient’s health history, oral habits and home care.
Silver or amalgam fillings are typically placed within the posterior regions of the mouth as the functionality is more important than the aesthetics. Amalgam fillings provide sturdiness and durability over many years. The composite or tooth-colored fillings are usually chosen within the anterior areas of the dentition to ensure proper aesthetics and patients’ confidence. Composite restorations can be perfectly matched to the existing tooth structure and often improve the patient’s smile. Rigby fillings and dental work can be completed within a short period of time.