Fixing that tiny hole in your tooth is necessary for preventing tooth decay from spreading throughout the rest of your mouth– and potentially throughout your body. If the dentist has told you that you have a cavity, you should talk to them about what kind of fillings would be best for you.
- Silver amalgam fillings : This is the most common type of fillings. Silver amalgam is a mixture of other minerals that is often cheaper and more durable than other filling choices. However, most people dislike having a silver spot on one of their teeth, so that’s something to keep in mind.
- Composite : If you want a less expensive filling that matches the color of your teeth, composite is the way to go. This filling is often created from plastic and resin material and can last for several years. It is also easy to customize to match the color of your teeth, which makes it a popular option.
- Porcelain : Fillings made from porcelain are often known as ceramic fillings. Like composite, porcelain is great for matching the color of your teeth. It can even endure longer than composite fillings. However, a porcelain filling is much more expensive than composite or silver amalgam.
Take care of your teeth by visiting the dentist regularly and fixing any cavities that have started to form. For any fillings or other dental procedures that you require, you can come visit us at the office of Kenneth R. Russell DDS today!