If you have a tooth that has been attacked by decay, a dental filling is the perfect option for you! The dental world today offers many different types of fillings to restore the health of your tooth and improve the appearance of your smile, and some of those fillings are:
• Silver (Amalgam) Fillings: A silver amalgam filling is known to be a strong, durable, and inexpensive option. It is also a product that successfully restores the health of your tooth for a long period of time and it withstands chewing forces and pressure. Because this filling is silver, it is generally used for the back teeth.
• Composite (Tooth-Colored) Fillings: A composite filling is a strong and reliable product that provides natural-looking results for many years. When placing the filling, each layer will be applied and hardened, which successfully provides the durable results you desire.
• Gold Fillings: A gold filling is a durable product that can provide results for longer than 20 years. It is created in a dental lab to give you the best, most fitted result possible, and it is permanently cemented to the tooth, which is why the filling can withstand the strong pressure of your bite.
• Porcelain Fillings: A porcelain filling is also known as an inlay or onlay. This filling is made in the dental lab and it is created to fit perfectly with your tooth. It is a great option if you wish to have a custom-made, reliable filling that provides natural-looking results.
If you would like to learn more about the many dental fillings available in the world today, we invite you to call our office and talk to your dentist. We are happy to examine your tooth and decide which filling will be best for you and your smile!