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3 Types Of Dental Fillings


Posted on 10/31/2023 by Dick Hikade, DDS
Woman with glasses smiling after visit to Sunnyside Dentistry in Clackamas, ORWhen you suffer tooth decay, a dentist can recommend a dental filling. Dental fillings help to seal holes left after a bacterial infection to curb further decay. The option can also help restore depleted, cracked, and broken teeth.

Dentists use drills to remove the decayed portion and fill the hole with filling materials. The selection of dental filling to use depends on you and the dentist's decision, but you can choose from the following types:

Amalgam/Silver Fillings


These fillings are silver though they are a makeup of different metals. They comprise an amalgamation of mercury, silver, copper, tin, and zinc. This aspect makes them durable and can last up to 15 years with good care. Despite high mercury levels, these dental fillings are safe. They do not cause any issue even when saliva or blood enter them.

Gold Fillings


Gold can be an ideal choice when you want dental fillings for over 15 years. The gold fillings consist of an alloy of copper, gold, and other precious metals. These fillings are sturdy and strong, making them durable.

They are also non-corrosive, meaning they never lose their shiny color. You'll get a natural tooth feeling when you opt for this dental restoration option. The only shortfall of the gold fillings is that you may be required to visit a dentist frequently to fit them properly.

Ceramic Fillings


Ceramic or porcelain fillings are ideal when you want an option that can blend with your teeth. The dentist can customize the filling to match your teeth color. These fillings are durable and can last 20 years with the right care. They also require less maintenance meaning no frequent dental visits.

After this restoration procedure, you can expect your teeth to retain color as the material is resistant to abrasions and stains. If you have tooth decay or damage, a dental filling can prevent further infection. Visit our office for professional advice on the best type of filling you should consider.



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