What is a Filling?
A filling replaces missing tooth structure which has either broken or been lost from tooth decay
There are two different types of Tooth coloured fillings that Dr. McEwen uses:
2. CEREC are computer designed and milled ceramic fillings. Technically these are called Inlays and Onlays. CEREC's are made indirectly then they are bonded to the tooth using a composite resin cement. CEREC's are stronger the composite resin fillings and will last much longer. Teeth with very large restorations are best strengthened using a full coverage CEREC crowns or Inlays and Onlays.
Silver Amalgam is still used today, however less frequently and only for back teeth although Dr. McEwen does no longer uses amalgam.