Tooth filling is a procedure that involves removing tooth material that has been lost due to deterioration or trauma.
It is the optimal cure for preserving a broken tooth’s original form. It keeps the tooth from deteriorating due to decay.
Your dentist will clean your teeth to remove any micro-organisms that may lead to a restart of dental decay to go on with a dental filling. A laser can be used for this purpose. When the infected portion of the tooth is removed, it is filled with a filling material that prevents the return of the bacteria.
There are various types of fillers
The price, consistency and naturalness of the filling can vary. Gold, porcelain, composites or amalgam can be made with all the ingredients.
Each one has its own durability and color, so before you place your teeth, it is vital that you ask your surgeon to do this. A short outline of each content will help you choose your potential completion.
Filling with gold
This is the most common form of filling for several reasons. The used metal is unchangeable and is the longest-lasting. It will last twenty years. The gums also have good tolerance. The unnatural nature is less popular today and people are turning increasingly to fillings that mimic the color of the tooth as accurately as possible. It is also very restricting and it needs many consultations before the filling is in the mouth. It is the costliest material for fillings for porcelain.
Filling with composite
Made from a combination of different synthetic resins (acrylates) and 75% of filling parts (quartz, glass and ceramics), the lifetime depends on the scale of the reconstruction process and the food habits. It is not more than 10 years on average. Really aesthetic, it doesn’t require mercury, as it well reproduces the color of the teeth.
It’s very costly, the same cost as gold. It is required many times, since it is made in a lab and sticked to the tooth like the gold filling. The hue suits your teeth, making it an esthetic advantage.
Filling of the amalgam
An alloy of mercury, silver, copper, tin and occasionally zinc, is one of the oldest filler ingredients. It is relatively cheaper to wear, but visible, since the color is silver.