The advantages and disadvantages of the several dental filling materials are as follows:
Lasts at least 10 to 15 years, some say gold presents a pleasing appearance. But Gold Inlays and Onlays are more expensive than other materials and may require more than one office visit to the place to a dental laboratory.
Silver Amalgam fillings
Lasts at least 10 to 15 years, less expensive than composite fillings. But silver amalgam fillings may require more teeth to be removed to make space large enough to hold a dental amalgam filling. Amalgam fillings can create a grayish hue to the surrounding tooth structure and may have a higher risk of tooth cracks and fractures due to a wider degree of expansion and contraction, and allergic potential in some people.
Tooth-Colored Fillings or Composite Fillings
Shade can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth for cosmetic concerns, bonds to the existing tooth provide additional support, is commonly used for repairs other than a cavity filling, serves as a temporary filling, sometimes less tooth needs to be removed compared with amalgams. But it only lasts at least five years. Tooth-colored material or composite material may chip off teeth depending on location, can cost up to twice as much as amalgams, can take more time to place, and/or additional visits to the dental office. Call us today for tooth-colored fillings or affordable tooth filling in Roanoke.
Lasts more than 15 years, more resistant to staining than composite resin material. But ceramics filling can cost as much as gold.
Glass ionomer (acrylic and a specific type of glass material)
Mostly used for fillings below the gum line, releases fluoride that can help protect from further tooth decay. But it is weaker than composite resin, more likely to wear and prone to fracture, lasts five years or less, and costs comparable to composite fillings.
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