Traditional silver (Amalgam) and gold fillings were more common in the past. Although their performance was satisfactory, they look unnatural and are being phased out worldwide. Developments in modern dentistry now allow for more natural looking “white” (composite resin) fillings to restore your teeth.
Dentists love to save teeth. However, in situations where there is too much damage and the tooth cannot be restored, the tooth is removed (extracted). Sometimes teeth are removed for other reasons, for example to create space for teeth that are being moved orthodontically by wearing braces. Wisdom teeth are often extracted if they cause problems such as, inability to erupt properly in the mouth (impacted) and causing pain, or difficulty in cleaning thereby becoming decayed and causing pain.