A dental filling is needed if a tooth develops decay and/or has trauma or wear. A filling replaces the damaged part of the tooth.
If left untreated, decay and other issues can worsen in time and result in pain, infection and even tooth loss. Immediate care is prudent and more comfortable, and the most affordable.
However, not all dental fillings are alike!
Different Types of Dental Fillings
What are the types of dental fillings, and which should you choose for your teeth?
Silver Amalgam Fillings
It’s one of the most common types of dental fillings because they are strong, durable, and the least expensive among the filling materials.
Over time, silver fillings make teeth darker and weaker. They become an eyesore, especially in highly visible areas of the mouth.
Composite Resin and Porcelain Fillings
As tooth-coloured fillings, they are customised to closely match the teeth being filled. The filling material bonds directly to the tooth structure, giving the damaged tooth extra strength and support.
Glass Ionomer Fillings
Glass ionomer fillings are helpful since they contain fluoride that prevents tooth decay. However, glass ionomer fillings rarely last longer than five years, so they are most often used in children’s teeth.
Which Dental Filling Material Works Best for You?
You have several options when it comes to choosing a filling material. But no filling is objectively better than another. It is always recommended to weigh each option before making a decision.
If you want to learn more about the different types of fillings and the dental filling procedure, talk to your Bondi dentist.
In the meantime, maintain a good dental hygiene routine of brushing at least twice a day and flossing daily.
Porcelain Fillings at Bondi Dental
Say goodbye to ugly teeth today. Start your journey to a healthier and more beautiful mouth at Bondi Dental today!
Bondi Dental offers beautiful and durable porcelain fillings to patients in the Bondi area.
Porcelain fillings are all-around better in strength, fit, and look.
Visit Your Bondi Dentist for A Dental Filling Consultation Today!
Our dental team at Bondi Dental is here to help evaluate your options and find out the best way to restore the health of your teeth with dental fillings.
FREE Professional Dental Check-up Available in Bondi
We are located at 134 Curlewis St in Bondi Beach.