Almost 50 years ago, all around the world, people used to have one smile the “silver smile”, referring to the amalgam filling which was the most used filling material by the dentists to fill decayed tooth, and still used till now, it is a very strong filling material which has proven its durability for so many years, but one of the most problems it had and still have is it is appearance, it is not aesthetic by any mean, a one big smile or laugh is enough to reveal this ugly appearance of the amalgam, from that arises the need for a more aesthetic and color matching material, and here comes composite, composite resin is a tooth colored restorative material with superior aesthetic than any other filling materials, its high aesthetic and its tooth color matching properties made it hard for people to notice it, if it is well made, even some dentist can’t recognize it unless they took x- ray for the tooth.
With the new developments in adhesive dentistry and composite materials, the new generations can now exactly mimic the natural teeth and reflect light exactly as the enamel do, yet, it’s very strong and last for years if well taken care of.
No one type of filling is best for everyone. What’s right for you will be determined by the extent of the repair, whether you have allergies to certain materials, where in your mouth the filling is needed, and the cost. Considerations for different materials include:
A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. When a dentist gives you a filling, he or she first removes the decayed tooth material, cleans the affected area, and then fills the cleaned out cavity with a filling material.
Only your dentist can detect whether you have a cavity that needs to be filled. During a checkup, your dentist will use a small mirror to examine the surfaces of each tooth.
If your dentist decides to fill a cavity, he or she will first remove the decay and clean the affected area. The cleaned-out cavity will then be filled with any of the variety of materials described above.
Most people have fillings of one sort or another in their mouths.
Nowadays fillings can be natural looking. Many people are more conscious about the way they look, so they don’t want silver fillings that show when they laugh or smile.
Feel free to schedule an initial consultation with our dentists so we can assess your condition and find out if this treatment is the best choice for you. We will sit down with you and share more information on all the processes involved in the treatment, including other details such as number of visits, price, and duration of the treatment. Give our team a call today so we can set an appointment for you.