Dentist in Antioch, TN
The dental filling is one of the most common treatments for decay- it restores the affected teeth’ functionality and shape. Fillings also help to prevent further tooth decay and is an affordable treatment option. During your regular visit to the dental clinic, if your dentist finds any issues, they would ask you to get an X-ray done. The treatment will depend on the filling you choose and the extent of your dental decay.
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What are the different types of filling options available?
There are four types of fillings available. The choice depends on the extent of the damage if you have any allergies with the filling material, cavity location, and cost. The different types of filling options will include:
- Gold fillings: These are the most expensive choice of fillings and durable too. It can last up to 20 years.
- Amalgam fillings: It is an inexpensive choice but has a dark color. It is not a great option for your visible teeth.
- Composite fillings: It matches the natural color of your teeth and hence is aesthetically pleasing. The problem with these fillings is they are not very durable and thus work well for small areas.
- Porcelain fillings: Popularly known as Inlays and Onlays, they are customized in the lab, and they are bonded to your teeth. They are made according to the color of your teeth and hence are aesthetically pleasing.
Cavity filling is a good option when you do not have a sizeable decayed area. Your dentist will first remove all the decayed portions and then insert the filling of the material mentioned above. Thus, it is essential to visit your dentist at least once in six months to ensure your oral health is at its best. Small decays can spread, and if it reaches your nerves, you might have to undergo complex treatment procedures like a root canal. So if your regular oral examination is due, book an appointment with the Brite Smilez dental clinic’s dental experts today!
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