Dental fillings often relate to repair of tooth which has suffered a decay or cavity. As soon as dentist finds s/he will remove the decayed area of the tooth. Clean it and fill in the area which has been removed with special material so as to give a shape to form the tooth.
Dental fillings are important as they close the open area where bacteria enter into teeth and damage it and results in tooth decay. Some of the material used for fillings includes gold, composite resin, porcelain and amalgam. You can’t say much about dental fillings as which are the best methods and which dental filling is best. Dental fillings depend on various factors like extent of tooth repair, the shape of the tooth and where the fillings are needed and which material is being used.
The gold dental fillings usually fit well with the gums and can last for many years. Gold fillings are used and made in a laboratory and cemented carefully by the dentist. Gold dental filling is one of the best options but can be really an expensive affair. You will have to visit dentist several times before the filling is completed.
Silver dental fillings are less expensive and can be quite resistant to wear. But these fillings are easily noticeable due to their dark color and people often avoid it in the visible areas. Composite dental fillings are common material and can match the color of your teeth. Composite filling is mixed and placed in the cavity. They last several years large cavities are not recommended for composite dental fillings.
The porcelain fillings are resistant for any type of staining they may match the color of your teeth. They are costly too and may cost just like gold fillings. Depending on your dental insurance you may choose your dental fillings from composite or porcelain.