Modern fillings are designed with composite resin material which will blend in with the remaining tooth structure. Traditional amalgam metal fillings are still available and can be used as an alternative in some circumstances.
ROOT CANAL THERAPY
If there is greater damage to the tooth there may be a need to decontaminate the whole tooth including the roots and place an anti-bacterial filling material into the root canals.
CROWNS OR ON-LAYS
Extensively damaged or decayed teeth may require a crown or on-lay and which is also generally the final step after a root canal to seal and protect the tooth. We prefer to use all ceramic laboratory made restorations which fit over the prepared teeth but your dentist will discuss the options with you.