When your teeth are damaged by decay, they will lose their normal function and shape. This can make it very difficult for you to use your mouth without feeling pain or discomfort. In these instances, you may require dental fillings in order to restore the shape and function of your damaged tooth. There are a variety of filling options available for patients. Depending on your specific needs and aesthetic choice, your tooth will return to its original usefulness. Since decay spreads within the tooth, your dentist will remove the decayed material within the tooth. The dentist will then clean the area and fill the tooth cavity with the best filling material.
Fillings come in a variety of options. They differ in color and material. Your dentist will help you decide on the right option for your particular oral health situation. The following are some of the most common tooth filling options:
This option is made to order and can last up to 20 years. Since it’s made from gold, it is the most expensive choice and may require continuous visits to the dentist’s office. If you’re facing gum issues, the gold fillings may be the best option since they’re well tolerated by gum tissue.
This option is more affordable but boast a darker color which makes them more noticeable than other filling options. Amalgam fillings are excellent filling options for molars.
Porcelain fillings can match the exact color of your teeth so they’ll fit in perfectly. This option is created in a lab so it will fit your tooth perfectly.
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Once the filling is in place, your tooth will return to its former glory. This doesn’t mean, however, that your tooth becomes invincible. It’s necessary to care for your teeth on a daily basis in order to avoid any future decay. Regular checkups are also necessary for your dentist to check the status of the filling. Contact Nucleo Dental today to learn more about our dental filling options.