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Types of Dental Fillings
Dental Filling is a special procedure in dentistry that is performed for the patients who has a missing teeth due to various reasons such as dental cavities or injuries. It is the actual filling of a removed or missing tooth with an artificial tooth. Look these up, there are actually 5 different types of Dental Fillings that you should know. These are the Amalgam Filling, Composite Resin Filling, Cast Gold Filling, Ceramics Filling, and Glass Ionomer Filling. They vary from its use or dental condition, the material it is made of, number of years it will last, and its cost.
- Amalgam Filling- It is the least expensive of all the 5 filling types and this procedure can be completed within one dental visit only.
- Composite Resin Filling- It is made of plastic and fine glass particles and can be bonded with your natural tooth directly so there will be less drilling needed.
- Cast Gold Filling- It doesn't corrode and fade. Obviously it is made of gold and known to be the most expensive of them all.
- Ceramics Filling- It is aesthetically pleasing and very durable.
- Glass Ionomer filling- It is the best type for children that needs filling. It protects your teeth from tooth decay since it will promote the release of more fluoride.
What is the most popular dental filling material?
With the 5 different types of Dental Fillings available, Ceramics Filling is the most popular. This type of filling is mainly made of porcelain. It is known to be the most popular type simply because it can blend with the color of your natural teeth and can resist staining and abrasion. When it comes to the price, unlike the Cast Gold Filling, it doesn't cost as much. Another reason of its popularity is because it can be used for many reasons. There are types of fillings that can be only use for inlay and onlay purpose only. Ceramics filling on the other hand is very useful not only for inlays and onlays but also for veneers, crowns, tooth implant, and even orthodontic brackets. Visit http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Dental_fillings. It shows helpful tips and guide to dental fillings.
Are dental filling expensive?
Dental filling’s cost differ on the type of filling that will be used on the procedure. The least expensive of the 5 dental filling available is the Amalgam Filling while the most expensive is the Cast Gold Filling. Though Amalgam Filling is the least expensive among all of the types, it can still withstand the chewing forces and can last up to seven years. Cast Gold Filling, however, is about six to ten times the cost of Amalgam Fillings and can last longer than seven years. The good thing about Cast Gold Filling is that it doesn’t corrode so you will not be afraid that it will be broken easily or fade its color.