Amalgam Fillings
Amalgam fillings are the silver colored fillings most often seen in people teeth. They are made from metals such as tin, copper, silver, and mercury. The special combinations of metals gives amalgam its renowned strength and durability. Most commonly this type of fillings is used on the teeth where the chewing occurs towards the back of the mouth. Amalgam fillings typically last 10-15 years which is much better compared to the 5 years Composite fillings last.
Composite Fillings
Composite fillings are one way to treat a cavity (decayed tooth), chipped or broken teeth, and to decrease the gap between the teeth. The dentist can remove the decayed portion of your tooth and fill it with another material, these are what we call fillings. The two most common types of fillings are amalgam fillings and composite fillings.

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