The strongest and most durable material for dentistry today is still gold. Like other lab fabricated fillings, gold fillings require two appointments, a mold of your tooth, and a temporary.
Gold is much more esthetic than old silver fillings because gold fillings do not stain teeth. Some people may not care for the look of gold fillings, while others want the added strength. If the filling is in an area that does not show when you smile, gold is by far the best choice.
For any dental filling questions you have, please feel free to contact us at 773-643-6006.