Different Materials Used for Dental Fillings

Different Materials Used for Dental Fillings

Posted by ROSEMONT DENTAL CENTER on Feb 25 2022, 12:25 PM

Even after following regular dental hygiene routines, tooth decay still stays as one of the most common dental diseases among Americans. If the tooth decay is not treated at its earliest stage, it might develop into more serious dental problems like abscessed and damaged teeth. Treating these dental issues may cost you much more than getting them treated early. That's why it is essential to visit your dentist for timely dental checkups at least once every six months to keep dental problems at bay and if there are any, get them treated as soon as possible.

What are the different types of dental fillings?

When it comes to the cavity, the primary treatment recommended is to go with dental fillings. There are numerous types of dental materials that are used to treat cavities, such as:

  • Gold fillings: These fillings are durable and strong. They are non-corrosive but also much expensive than other types of fillings.
  • Silver amalgam fillings: These are fillings are durable as well, but many don't find them aesthetically pleasing. Not just that, these fillings tend to expand and contract, which may end up doing more harm than good as they might crack your tooth crack. Nowadays, these fillings are not so popular.
  • Composite fillings:  Composite or tooth-colored fillings are one of the most popular types of fillings. They are most opted by patients who want fillings as they are attractive and match the color of your teeth. These fillings are strong, durable, and long-lasting. They fuse with the tooth chemically, thus indirectly supporting the tooth and avoiding it from falling.
  • Ceramic fillings: Ceramic fillings are made using porcelain and are quite durable. They offer aesthetically pleasing results but are also more expensive than composite fillings. You need to visit your dentist on a timely basis even after getting any fillings to check if they wear by turning rough over time and affect the opposing teeth.
  • Glass ionomers: Glass ionomers, also known as acrylic filling, are a good filling choice for kids for their baby teeth. They release required to prevent tooth decay.

We would like to clarify that your dentist is the best person who can help you determine the best dental filling for your teeth. 

If you have any questions, book an appointment or visit Rosemont Dental Centre, 2090 Old Farm Dr #C, Frederick, Maryland 21702. You can also call at (301) 663-1144 for more details or consultations.

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