Glass Ionomer cement is a tooth coloured material, introduced by Wilson &Kent in 1972. They bond chemically to tooth structure & release fluoride for relatively long period.
A composite filling is a tooth coloured plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. Composites are also used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the color of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth.
Temp Filling is done when emergency dental treatment is needed
Pit & Fissure Sealant
The back teeth have fissures (grooves) and some front teeth have cingulum pits. It is these pits and fissures which are most vulnerable to tooth decay, partly because food sticks in them and they are hard to clean areas. Dental sealants are materials placed in these pits and fissures to fill them in.