(Composites , Glass Ionomer Cements , Temporary Fillings etc.)
A dental restoration or dental filling is a dental restorative material used to restore the function, integrity and morphology of missing tooth structure. The structural loss typically results from caries or external trauma. Although amalgam is much phased off in most Malaysia private practice due to the advancement of composite technology, it is still the material of choice in the government clinics due to the fact that amalgam has superior mechanical properties.*
Dental restorations can be divided into two broad types: direct restorations and indirect restorations. All dental restorations can be further classified by their location and size. A root canal filling is a restorative technique used to fill the space where the dental pulp normally resides.