In our clinics, we look to satisfy our patients by meeting their needs, which are usually a combination of medical and aesthetic concerns. For this reason, our experts will give you a composite restoration using the highest quality materials (VOCO) to enjoy a natural-looking result and give your teeth an aesthetic blend similar to your natural teeth.
Definition of Dental Fillings:
Dental fillings are a group of materials used for the dental restoration process as a part of dental treatment in all dental clinics. The dentist (a person qualified to treat the diseases and conditions that affect the teeth and gums) will use fillings to fill in cavities caused by dental decay or to repair broken teeth.
Importance of Dental Fillings:
If you lose part of your natural tooth structure by caries or trauma, you must get the appropriate dental filling to:
Classification of Dental Fillings:
There are many classifications for dental fillings based on various parameters. Initially, based on the duration of treatment, a dental filling can be either a temporary or a permanent filling.
Temporary dental fillings last for a short duration of time (usually up to one month) and aim to protect your tooth in the following conditions:
For many years, dentists have used dental fillings to restore the health, function, and appearance of teeth.
Based on the material used, there are five main types of dental fillings, including:
Nowadays, all these materials are available and provide an option to treat various dental problems. Each one will have its pros and cons, and the choice of the best option will depend on each patient’s condition. Contact our experts if you have any questions in this regard.
First: Gold Restoration:
Permanent gold fillings have the following advantages:
Disadvantages of gold filling:
Second: Silver Amalgam Restoration:
The amalgam filling is a mixture of liquid mercury and other powdered elements (50% mercury, 35% silver, and 15% tin, copper, and other metals).
Permanent amalgam fillings have the following advantages:
Disadvantages of amalgam filling:
Safety of Amalgam Filling:
Although mercury vapor exposure at high levels can cause adverse effects on the brain and kidneys, there is no evidence that mercury exposure from amalgam fillings results in such harmful effects.
American Food and Drug Administration FDA has stated that mercury exposure from dental amalgam fillings may have a higher potential for adverse health effects in certain groups of people, including:
FDA provides the following recommendations regarding amalgam fillings:
Third: Composite Resins Restoration:
The composite resin, which is also known as a white filling: is a biocompatible mixture of silica or glass added to a resin base. Silica gives white fillings a reflective property that is surprisingly similar to the natural enamel layer of the tooth.
Permanent white fillings have the following advantages:
Disadvantages of white filling:
Forth: Glass Ionomer Restoration:
Glass ionomer fillings are made of special glass materials and have the following advantages:
Disadvantages of glass ionomer filling:
Fifth: Porcelain (Ceramics) Restoration:
Ceramics fillings provide another option for durable permanent filling that may last for up to 15 years but may require two visits to the dental clinic and are as expensive as a gold restoration.
Selecting the Best Filling Type:
You need to discuss all available options with your dentist to decide on the best filling material for your condition. Several factors will influence this decision and usually include:
Our experts are ready to answer your questions if you need further clarification.
Maintaining Your Dental Filling:
The lifespan of a dental filling is closely related to the overall care of your teeth. Here are some tips that will help you keep your dental fillings for as long as possible:
Dental Filling at Infinity Smiles:
As your smile is our concern, Infinity Smiles group provides the latest treatment options using advanced materials and technologies to maintain and restore the health and function of your teeth. With our services, you will get high-standard dental care from professional experts. Do not hesitate to contact our dentists or schedule an appointment for a consultation.