Once your tooth has been damaged, cracked, or broken due to decay, dental fillings can be used to restore the tooth’s functionality and also prevent further damage to the tooth and your oral health. There are two primary factors to be considered before the dentist at Brooklin Village Dental Care can determine which type of tooth filling is best for your unique case. These include:
There are also different types of materials that can be used for your fillings, and these too will be determined based on the above factors. If you’re wondering which might work best for you, we have convenient Saturday and evening appointments available to answer all of your questions.
The different filling materials that may be considered include the following.
Amalgam, otherwise known as silver fillings, is very strong and because of that strength, it’s normally used in the back-molar area to ensure that the fillings can hold up to the pressure of chewing food.
Composite resin can be composed of tooth-colored plastic which makes it an ideal choice for use in your front teeth or other teeth that may be seen when you smile. It’s also a popular choice for small cavities that are not located on chewing teeth.
Porcelain is more expensive and not as durable as composite resin; however, it looks more like natural teeth, and for that reason, it’s a very popular choice for anyone seeking a total smile transformation.
Gold can be used for fillings, but its cost makes it less popular than other options.
If you suspect that you have a tooth that is in need of a filling, make an appointment now to have one of the caring dentists at Brooklin Village Dental Care discuss your treatment options.