Dental Fillings from Somerset Dental Care in Narellan
There are two types of dental fillings: composite and amalgam. Composite fillings are the more modern safer option, and it is the preferred treatment option used here at Somerset Dental Care.
Ceramic / Porcelain Restorations
Ceramic dental materials can be used as veneers; and also as inlays, onlays and crowns. The colour and translucency of ceramic mimics the natural tooth enamel and is highly resistant to wear. They can be used to restore molars and other back teeth that have been cracked or fractured.
Ceramic restorations require a minimum of two visits.
For cavities, fillings are your first option. During this procedure your dentist will remove the decay present in your tooth and replace the missing tooth structure with a dental filling. While there are several dental filling materials available, at Somerset Dental Care, our dentists recommend composite fillings.
What are composite fillings?
Composite fillings are the new ‘white’ or ‘tooth-coloured’ fillings that have replaced older silver/metal (amalgam) fillings. These fillings are preferred to alternative filling materials due to their more natural appearance compared to other dental fillings, and can be altered to be a near-identical shade of your teeth.
Composite or amalgam fillings?
Composite fillings are made of resin, are strong, durable, and reasonably priced. They also bond or glue to the cavity, which strengthens the tooth and insulates the tooth from extreme temperature changes.
Should amalgam fillings be replaced?
If you have amalgam fillings, it is not necessary to replace them unless there is a clinical reason. Amalgam fillings can be very durable.
Composite fillings are tooth-coloured fillings that have replaced old amalgam fillings. They are a better alternative, as they have a more natural appearance than metal fillings. They are used to fill cavities in the teeth. Made of resin, composite fillings are very strong and durable. They work by bonding to the cavity, which helps to strengthen the tooth and insulates it from extreme temperature changes.
If you would like to know more about dental fillings, and how they can help you, please contact us today.