The most commonly to combat decay is getting dental fillings in a tooth by filling a cavity. However, their uses are not limited to that only, as because fillings are even better to fix for broken or cracked teeth, as well as for worn teeth from nail-biting or even grinding.
Adding to the adaptability of fillings, they do come in a variety of materials that can provide similar but also slightly different outcomes. In this blog, we will have a look at all four substances of dental fillings and how they are used to get your smile as durable and aesthetically pleasing as possible.
- Dental Composite Fillings
Dental Composite is a mastic of plastic that harmonizes the shade of your teeth; frequently being referred to as a ‘tooth colored filling’. The primary benefit of composite fillings is that it can blend in with your teeth and this filling is also very easy to bond to the teeth. Moreover, it can even be filled in a single visit to your dentist.
- Dental amalgam fillings
Amalgam fillings are not like composite fillings as because dental amalgam is a metal substance. It ultimately looks like silver and even referred to as such, but the finished material is a combination of two or more different materials which is known as an alloy. The qualities of all these metals make amalgam fillings very robust and easily last for more than ten years.
- Gold dental fillings
As the name suggests, these fillings are constituted from gold and even the combination of other metals. This Gold dental filling is a mix of 75% gold, and the outliving 25% are a mixture of silver, palladium, and few other minor metals.
- Ceramic fillings
Ceramic fillings have made by a dental technician from high-grade dental ceramal material. When compared to gold the ceramal itself is not inherently stable. However, the filling of ceramic is chemically bonded to the tooth very much just like a laminated widescreen on your car. By bonding the filling and the tooth unitedly, the strength develops exponentially.