Dental filling is a treatment method used for structural disorders of teeth caused by problems such as decay, crack or fracture. Some sort of bruise and decays are repaired with a composite filling. An aesthetic look can be possible in this way for a limited restoration method.
Composite filling is a combination of ceramics and some other chemicals. Composites enable a long-lasting result by the hardness and durability aspect. The filling can be applied both to anterior teeth and posterior teeth.
During your consultation with your dentist, you will be recommended if your treatment plan will be convenient for a dental filling or not. If it will be processed, your dentist will offer you the most convenient filling type depending on the treatment plan need.
Dental filling types are as follows:
  • Gold fillings
Gold dental fillings are remarkably durable and very strong. A typical gold filling may last minimum as 10-15 years. It is the most expensive one in between others.
  • Composite fillings
Composite fillings are especially very convenient and ideal for the frontal teeth which are more visible to the eyes. They match in compatible with the colour of your own existing teeth. Composite fillings used to fix the broken or chipped teeth as well. They have an advantage about aesthetic appearance for processing some restorations.
  • Porcelain Fillings
Porcelain fillings are also called “inlays” Porcelain fillings are known as being resistant to staining, colouration and enable to mimic the natural colour of the teeth. The price of porcelain fillings is similar to gold fillings.
  • Silver fillings (Amalgam)
The uses of various amalgam fillings are nearly close to zero in nowadays and besides aesthetic properties of amalgam fillings are very poor when compared to other options. On the other hand, amalgam fillings can serve for up to several decades.