Dental Fillings

If you’ve had any dental work done in the past, you are likely familiar with dental fillings in some way. They are a popular method that dentists use to restore the structure of teeth when decay and other problems with the enamel have received treatment from a dentist. A dental professional can provide fillings for teeth that have lost enamel or have decay that must be removed. They may also be placed if a root canal has been performed, but this depends on the treatment plan outlined by your dentist.

DENTAL FILLINGS – WHAT ARE THEY?

A filling is used by your dentist to restore teeth after decay has weakened the enamel or when it has been removed due to some other issue. Your dentist will use the filling material to seal off areas of exposed enamel in the tooth, keeping them free from bacteria and plaque that may cause more damage. Fillings can be made of several different materials, such as amalgam, composite resin, porcelain, gold, or even porcelain fused to metal.

WHICH FILLING IS BEST?

Our professional and expert dentist at Rose Dental Clinic will need to examine your teeth to determine what kind of filling would be best for your dental situation. The material of your filling depends on your personal preference as well as how bad the damage is to your teeth and the location of the tooth that requires a filling.

  • Amalgam: Amalgam fillings are affordable and strong, but they release chemicals over time (such as mercury) and may be visible in teeth.
  • Composite Resin: The resin your dentist will use is matched to the color of your teeth so that it blends in, but these do not last as long and may need more repairs that gold, porcelain, and amalgam fillings.
  • Porcelain: Porcelain fillings must be created and customized to fit into your teeth, but they match the look of your natural teeth entirely and are very resistant to stains.
  • Gold: These fillings are custom made for your teeth and cemented in place. They can last for more than 20 years but are very expensive and take several visits to create and apply them to teeth.

Other Services