When you already have cavities in the core of your teeth, you need to fill the empty space so that you can chew properly. If you have an empty space in your teeth due to the removal of the decayed portion, you will also experience teeth sensitivity and sudden pain. To fill the space, dental fillings is considered to be the best option.
What are Dental Fillings?
The right material, whether composite or amalgam, is filled in the cavity of your teeth when they are formed due to bacterial attack, fractures, or removal of the decayed portion. Dental fillings complete the dental structure and restore the function and normal appearance of a damaged tooth. The fillings also prevent the tooth from further damage like infections and fractures.
When your teeth are damaged severely, dental fillings can be a successful restorative method to retain your teeth. Filling a tooth involves the removal of the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth. This space is subsequently filled with a material that guards against additional damage.
Dental Filling Options
The most common type of dental fillings is composite resin. These fillings can be custom-made to match the natural colour of your teeth so that they go unnoticed. Composite fillings are mercury-free and so better suits people sensitive to metals.
For people who prefer a long-term solution and are okay with slightly visible dental fillings, silver amalgam is the best option. The material consists of mercury mixed with silver and is highly durable.
For more sturdy needs, you can opt for gold fillings. These fillings are more expensive than any other type of dental fillings. But the advantage of these fillings is that they last for decades without getting damaged.
Talk to our dentists in Edmonton to find out which option will be ideal for you.