Stop Living with Tooth Pain! Get Your Cavity Filled Today.
If you are suffering from a cavity, don’t wait a moment longer to get it drilled and filled at Steele Creek Smiles. The longer you wait to have your cavity treated, the deeper it will go and the more enamel you will lose. Our Steele Creek cavity services can restore your tooth back to its normal function and shape and protect it from any further damage or infection. Learn more about our dental filling options below.
What are the Types of Dental Fillings?
Dental fillings are available in a wide variety of materials, each with its own pros and cons.
While gold fillings are often the most expensive choice, many consider them to be the best filling material, as they are well-tolerated by gum tissues and can last up to 15 years.
Amalgam (silver) fillings are a less expensive option that offer many of the same benefits as gold. However, they are more noticeable than porcelain or composite restorations and are not recommended for visible areas, such as the front teeth.
Composite Resin Fillings
Resin fillings are usually chosen for visible teeth, such as the front teeth, because they can be matched to the exact color of the natural teeth. However, composite fillings usually only last between 3 and 10 years, and may not be ideal for large cavities, as they may chip or wear over time.
Also called inlays, porcelain fillings are tooth-colored fillings that resist staining, are extremely long-lasting, and are nearly undetectable to the untrained eye. The primary drawback of porcelain fillings is that they are usually about the same cost as gold fillings.
To determine which filling option is best for you, schedule an appointment with our Steele Creek dentist office today!