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Which Fillings Should You Choose?

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A cavity is not something to laugh at. Aside from the pain, it might cause more severe damage and expenditures. It is critical to visit your restorative dentist and have the cavity filled. However, which sort of cavity filling is best for you? That is conditional. The dental fillings from Seaview Dental Eatontown, Seaview Dental Manahawkin, and Century Dental Jackson are made from a range of materials and are used by dentists to heal and preserve damaged teeth. What are the advantages and disadvantages of these materials? We’ll go through each type of cavity filling material to help you decide which is best for your smile.

Image of a woman getting dental work doneComposite Filling

Composite dental fillings are a common option. This form of a dental filling, which is often constructed of powdered glass and acrylic resin, may be tinted to resemble the teeth around it, making it practically undetectable. It is also a straightforward filling, meaning it may be fitted to the tooth in a single visit. While not as robust as metal fillings, composite fillings are long-lasting and fit in seamlessly with your teeth.

Image of a woman getting dental work doneAmalgam Fillings

Amalgam fillings are affordable, durable, and long-lasting. They’ve been around for almost 150 years, but they’re losing favor with both practitioners and patients. One of the reasons for this is their unusual silver coloring. It darkens with age and is easy to notice since it appears different from a regular tooth. Amalgam fillings include mercury, a toxic metal known to harm the body to make matters worse. Most of our clients at Seaview Dental Eatontown, Seaview Dental Manahawkin, and Century Dental Jacksondecide to replace their amalgam fillings with fillings composed of other materials.

Image of different color teethGold Fillings

A dental filling made of cast gold can survive for more than a decade. It’s tough, and some people enjoy the way it looks. Going for this technique for a cavity filling, on the other hand, is more costly. It is also more complicated since a gold filling is an indirect filler. In the case of indirect fillings, an imprint of the area where the filling will be placed is taken and sent to a lab, which creates the specific filling. The patient must come for a follow-up appointment to have the filling inserted.

image of a woman smilingFillings Made of Porcelain or Ceramic   

Porcelain and ceramic fillings are more expensive compared to other restorative teeth options, like a gold filling. The two options are also indirect fillings, which require several visits to shape and apply. Nevertheless, there are a few significant variations between these alternatives and gold fillings. Porcelain and ceramic are no comparison for the tenacity of gold. They may, however, be made to match the color of your existing teeth, making them significantly less visible than metal fillings.

Is a tooth bothering you? Seaview Dental Eatontown, Seaview Dental Manahawkin, and Century Dental Jackson will assist you, whether it is a recent problem or an old filling causing you trouble. We realize the importance of healthy smiles and provide general and aesthetic dental services in the New Jersey region. Visit us today.

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