This lady had decay under an old silver filling, causing the edge to appear very grey in colour. The decay was so extensive, that it had extended towards the middle of the tooth. Before removing the silver filling and surrounding decay, the tooth and mouth was protected by placing a green rubber dam around it. Once the tooth was free from decay, it was filled with the latest tooth coloured (composite) filling material. The material that we used was chosen because it has high aesthetic results through excellent colour adaptation and polishability.
The patient was delighted with the result. The greyness around the edge had gone and there was no more unsightly black filling.