An image of before tooth coloured fillings
Huge mercury amalgams like these are increasingly undesirable presences in patients' mouths today. Unsightly in themselves, they impart an overall grey complexion to the tooth that I think is nowadays incompatible with our aesthetic aspirations.
An image of after tooth coloured fillings
As you can see, these teeth have practically been reconstituted using porcelain inlays - porcelain being the only aesthetic material strong enough to restore cavities of this magnitude. These teeth are now as strong as they were originally.