Types of Dental Fillings
You are probably familiar with dental filling, such as gold fillings and dental amalgam filling (Discontinued nowadays). However, there are more types of filing options available for you. If you happen to have a tooth cavity, here are different types of cavity filling at Bayswater Dental Clinic.
Composite fillings are made by mixing plastic and fine glass particles. The most interesting thing is that they are a good match for your teeth. Besides, composite tooth filling cost is lower than other options. However, they are temporary tooth filling options, and dental filling removal may be required someday.
Compared to composite fillings, Porcelain fillings can last for about seven years. However, dental pricing in this type of cavity treatment has a wide range. That being said, you can get a preferred filling at a price you can afford. Also, the filling matches your teeth’ colour and doesn’t get easily stained compared to composite fillings.
The Procedure and Recovery
Placing a dental filling is not a difficult task. We begin by cleaning the cavity, then we place and then secure your desired dental gap fillings material. The cavity removal process may vary according to the filling material you choose. However, this painless cavity treatment process is quick and with no discomfort, stress, or pain.
Recovering from cavities and fillings requires minimal time, thanks to our doctors, who are proficient at their work. You have no complications while eating after the cavity treatment procedure though at first, you may have incidences of some temperature sensitivity. However, it only takes a few days before the sensitivity.
Make an Appointment
If you have missed some dental examinations for a while or think your tooth or teeth have a cavity, please contact Bayswater Dentist and schedule an appointment. Our dental team will help you find an appropriate date and time for your visit.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Dental filling refers to fixing or repairing a cavity in a damaged tooth or teeth. The dental filling between teeth prevents your nerves from being exposed and leading to various teeth complications. As a result, your teeth are prevented from decaying further, as well as eliminating discomfort, stress, and pain.
Depending on the type of filling, the durability of dental filling or bonding varies. Gold and Amalgam filling can vary last for about 15 years. On the other hand, Porcelain and composite filling can stay intact between 5 and 7 years.
Yes. Most dental processes, including dental filling, can be safely done during pregnancy. Still, beforehand make sure you speak with your dentist.
The type of dental filling used depends on your preferences and needs, the most common and durable one being tooth-coloured composite filling. This type also improves your aesthetic. It can also be done on the same day.
The dental filling comes in a myriad of selections, such as gold, composite resin, silver, and porcelain fillings.