The best and time tested fillings are of many types which are the Zinc Oxide – eugenol, Amalgam / Metal, Cement, Glass Ionomer Cement (GIC) and the Composite Filling and bondings. Dental restorations can be for protecting the tooth, usually on the posterior end and for improving aesthetics, when gaps in between the teeth are closed with composite filling in a procedure called Composite Diastema closure.
TYPES OF DENTAL FILLINGS
- Metal Filling
- Amalgam Filling
- Composite Filling
- Porcelain / Ceramic Filling
This old age filling is long lasting. In this type, Silver Filling is comparatively inexpensive. But gold though expensive is a preferred choice. Because they can withstand chewing forces and last usually from 10-15 years.
These are the most researched and widely used by dental professionals since quite long now. They are made of several metals combined and therefore, they have high strength.,
These are of the same color as your teeth. These are preferred if a person does not want their filing to be seen. It is recommended & suitable for front teeth. It bonds well with the tooth structure. It is also used for a chipped tooth, however, does not last long as compared to metal and amalgam filling and can also wear off with time.
The porcelain filling is best suited if you have serious aesthetic concerns. These cover most part of the tooth, as a result, can be used if the decay is large enough. This long-lasting filling does not stain or wear off easily.
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Dr. Maulik Vora is a Dentist in Paldi, Ahmedabad and has an experience of 33 years in this field. Dr. Maulik Vora practices at Dr Maulik Vora Clinic in Paldi, Ahmedabad. He completed BDS. He is a member of Indian Dental Association.