Silver amalgam fillings are used to repair teeth affected by decay or fractures. Your Able dentist removes the affected portion of the tooth and rebuilds the area with a silver filling.
While many types of filling materials exist, amalgam fillings, along with composite (tooth-coloured) fillings, are the most common. Amalgam fillings are not permanent and may need replacement. However, they are durable and will last many years.
Amalgam fillings usually require a single appointment. The silver filling restores your tooth to its original shape and function.
It is normal to experience sensitivity to hot and cold immediately following placement of an amalgam filling, but such discomfort fades shortly as your tooth acclimates to the new filling.