The different restorative materials

The different restorative materials

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:

  • Amalgam;
  • Resin composite;
  • Gold;
  • CEREC;
  • Ceramic crowns;
  • Inlays;
  • Veneers.

Here are some interesting facts about amalgam:

  • Because it withstands high pressures, amalgam is a good choice for repairing cavities in posterior teeth.
  • It ensures a tight seal in teeth with a high risk of recurrent tooth decay associated with their position.
  • The durability of dental amalgam is higher than composite resins.
  • Few people have allergies to this restorative material.

The amalgam consists of mercury, silver, copper and tin.