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what are the different types of fillings for cavities?

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Dr. Gary Herskovits
39 years experience Dentistry
White , gold , silve: White fillings called composite, amalgam or silver, gold , or ceramic ( porcelain).
Answered on Nov 6, 2012
Dr. Jeff Kimble
21 years experience Dentistry
Silver and white: Amalgam (silver) fillings have been the standard for many, many, years, and have performed well. Composite fillings, if done right, will also perform well and look much more natural in the mouth. There are other less used fillings, such as glass ionomer, that have their place in dentistry also. All fillings have their unique pros and cons.
Answered on Aug 20, 2013
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