Simple Tooth Fillings

Simple fillings include small cavities on teeth involving only one or two surfaces which are superficial and not much tooth structure damage. These treatments make up what is called Restorative or Conservative Dentistry.

Amalgam fillings

This material is made up of mixture of metals, used for restoring decayed teeth. They are strong, long lasting, not expensive and not affected much by moisture contamination. They are very useful in large/wide cavities and are not associated with much tooth sensitivity after fillings.

Composite fillings / Invisible fillings

Also known as tooth-coloured fillings, they have now replaced metallic fillings as they meet aesthetic demands of patients better. With availability of multiple shades, these fillings give as natural an appearance as possible. They are also strong and durable, but very sensitive to moisture during filling process.

Glass ionomer fillings

- for carious and non-carious cervical lesions

Complex Tooth Fillings

Sometimes, when much of the tooth structure is lost /damaged, simple small fillings are not possible. For such big cavities, other treatment options exist such as inlays and onlays.

Inlays fit into the tooth and are available in tooth-coloured options. Onlays, on the other hand, fit inside tooth cavity and extend onto chewing surface to give better strength to tooth and seal with tooth properly.

Conservative Dentistry Dept at SSCDS Dental Clinics has wide selection of top- quality materials for these fillings which can be availed at low costs or sometimes free of cost.