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How many dental filling materials exist?

I am a 21 year old male who needs to have a dental filling next week. I want to know, how many dental filling materials exist?

3 Answers

There are 3 main restorative materials used to treat cavities: 1) Amalgam 2) Composite Resin 3) Porcelain
There is ample information online regarding dental filling materials. I would recommend doing a google search or going to as another resource.

Brett E. Gilbert, D.D.S.
There are a number of dental filling materials available, and you should consult with your dentist to discuss the pros and cons of each.