Dental fillings are single or combinations of metals, plastics, glass, or other materials used to repair or restore teeth. Fillings are also used to repair cracked/broken teeth and teeth that have been worn down from misuse. Your dentist will take X-rays if they suspect that one of your fillings might be cracked or is “leaking”. The location and extent of the decay, cost of filling material, your insurance coverage and your dentist’s recommendation help determine the type of filling that will best address your needs.
The most researched and widely used by dental professionals due to higher material strength.
These fillings bond well with the tooth structure and is recommended due to its colour being the same as natural teeth.
Metal fillings are durable, comparatively inexpensive, and can withstand chewing forces for up to 15 years.
Ceramic fillings are best suited when required to cover most of the tooth if the decay is large. They are durable and do not stain easily.
The lifespan of a Dental Filling depends upon the material of the filling. It also depends on how well you take care of your filling. The life of dental filling varies from 10 years to 20 years.
The cost of fillings depends on the material used to fill the cavity in your tooth. When you visit your dental practice, they will let you know the price of your filling once they have examined your teeth.
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