Do you have a tooth that is sensitive to hot or cold temperatures and pressure? If so, you might have a cavity, and dental fillings are here to save the day! With a dental filling, the health of your tooth will be restored and the pain and discomfort you experience will be eliminated. There are many dental fillings in the dental world today, and they all serve different purposes, which are:
• Silver (Amalgam) Fillings: A silver amalgam filling is a strong, durable, and inexpensive product that restores the health of your tooth and provides desired results for a long period of time. It can withstand chewing forces, and it does not require special care. However, because the product is silver, it is quite noticeable and is not generally used for the front teeth.
• Composite (Tooth-Colored) Fillings: A composite filling is a strong, successful dental product that restores the health of your tooth and provides natural-looking results. With its ability to blend with the color of your natural teeth, your tooth will seem as though it had no previous problems once the filling is placed.
• Gold Fillings: A gold filling is created in a dental lab and is cemented into place, which gives you everlasting, durable results. This filling is known to last longer than 20 years, but it is recommended to see a dentist multiple times to place the filling and maintain its condition.
• Porcelain Fillings: A porcelain filling is also known as an inlay or onlay. This type of restoration is made in a dental lab, and it is created to fit perfectly with your tooth. When the filling is placed, you will have the natural-looking, fitted results you are looking for.
There are many types of fillings available in the dental world today, and each one can help you in its different way. To find the best dental filling for your specific situation, please feel free to meet with your dentist today! We look forward to giving you the information you need to choose the best dental filling for your smile.