Tooth Fillings

At Shine Dental, we offer fillings for patients with a cavity.

What are dental fillings for?

Decayed or damaged tooth can be saved with restoration. Our dental restoration procedures treat cavities (decay) with materials that are designed to help strengthen your teeth and enhance your appearance. We commonly use white filling material called composite resins and silver filling called amalgam. When tooth decay causes a hole to form on your tooth surface, you will need a filling. The hole is called a cavity. Without a filling, cavities may worsen or lead to more severe problems, such as bone loss. An untreated cavity may also lead to an abscess. You might also need a filling if a tooth has cracked or has been damaged.

Composite Resins

Composite resin is a tooth colored restoration material. It is the most commonly used permanent material at our clinic. It comes in various shades to match person’s natural teeth color.


It is a silver permanent restoration material. Amalgam is a mercury based material, which provides a harder and durable filling. It is mostly for back teeth as metal appearance would be less of a concern.