Tooth decay causes cavities, and cavities cause concern among patients. When it is time to think about what type of filling to use in your cavity, most patients would agree that they would like the filling to blend in naturally. Patients prefer the color of the filling to match the color of their natural teeth. We have all been sitting at a dinner party, and someone yawns and you see a mouth full of metal. While they may have a nice smile on the exterior, perhaps your first impression is now altered after seeing all their dental work.
Types of Dental Fillings
There are several types of dental fillings. The material that is used to make them is varied and doing your research will help you to understand more about what fillings will best compliment your teeth. There are several types of dental fillings available. The silver amalgam filling is made from a mixture of metals which are combined with mercury. Cavities can be filled with gold or porcelain. They can also be filled with a composite resin filling. This filling is tooth-colored and made from plastic and glass. Some people prefer composite fillings because they are white. They blend in with your teeth, but they do not last as long as other fillings and are more expensive.
Come See Us and We Can Discuss Fillings
If you would like your filling to not stand out, we would suggest a composite resin filling. The first step would be to make an appointment to assess the amount of tooth decay you might have. If you do have a cavity we need to fill, we are happy to talk through all the options of dental fillings. We want to give you the best filling for your cavity and for your smile.
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