A tooth filling (dermal filling) is one of the most popular tooth restoration techniques. A filling restores the damages of teeth and prevents further decay. Patients who has cavity in their tooth are the candidates for this treatment.Sometimes patients may need another dental treatment before getting a filling such as root canal treatment.
There are many types of filling and each has specific advantages and disadvantages:
Gold filling advantages & disadvantages include:
Gold fillings can last up to 15 years or more. Gold is a very durable material and it does not corrode. Especially gold is a perfect restoration filling on molars since it can withstand high levels of pressure. But, compared to other filling materials, gold is quite expensive. Patients may need to go to dentist for a couple times before the filling is complete. Also, gold material does not look natural and some people might not like it.
Amalgam filling advantages & disadvantages include:
Amalgam fillings are both affordable and durable – like silver fillings. They can last up to 15 years. Amalgam material is strong and does not affected by high pressure. But, amalgam or silver filling can be discoloured after a couple of years. Temperature changes can affect the material, which can cause a tooth crack or fracture. ( Amalgam filling consists of silver, mercury, copper and tin.)
Composite filling advantages & disadvantages include:
Colour of composite fillings are similar to a tooth’s natural colour so it a very popular filling type. Often performed for visible teeth. On the other hand, these fillings are not durable as much as gold filling and amalgam/silver filling, thus these fillings are more temporarily fillings.
Porcelain filling advantages & disadvantages include:
Porcelain fillings are quite durable and can last more than 15 years. But they can be expensive compared to the other filling material types.
Individuals who suffer from tooth cavity are candidates for tooth filling.
Some patients may need root canal treatment before tooth filling.
To see that teeth and their roots are healthy, X-rays may be required before the tooth filling.
Local anaestasia is performed to numb the tooth and then, the dentist removes the decayed parts of the tooth.
Dental filling can cause allergic reactions, especially to amalgam fillers. Also, there is always a risk of falling out of fillings. Possible risks and complications of fillings include pain for a couple weeks, as well.
Possible side effects of tooth filling include:
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