Tooth Fillings in Worth, IL

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Tooth Filling Dentist

Dental fillings are single, or combinations of metals, plastics, glass, or other materials used to repair or restore teeth. One of the most popular uses of fillings is to “fill” an area of the tooth your dentist has removed due to decay – “a cavity .”

Types of tooth fillings

  • Tooth Coloured Composite Fillings.
  • Gold Dental Fillings.
  • Porcelain Dental Fillings (Ceramic) With porcelain, there are two types of dental fillings, inlays, and onlays.
  • Silver Dental Fillings (Amalgam) Silver amalgam fillings are still the most common type of dental fillings used.
Tooth Fillings in Worth, IL

When Do You Need Tooth Filling?

When it comes to tooth fillings, you need to trust what the dentist says about your oral condition. Sometimes you may feel that tooth following is unnecessary, especially when there is no apparent pain or discomfort. You have to go with what the dentist recommends. A filling can stop your teeth from rotting further. 

Tooth filling prices are dependent on what type of filling you are getting. Golf tooth fillings will be more expensive than silver fillings, and ceramic ones will be cheaper than silver ones 

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What are dental fillings?

Usually used to fill a gap due to the removal of teeth, dental fillings are dental devices made up of single or various metals, plastic, and other materials to repair or restore teeth. They can also be used as replacements for worn-out or broken teeth. Some dental fillings are made of solid materials like gold and silver amalgam, while some are made of porcelain.

Advantages of different types of Dental Fillings:

  •  Dental fillings made from gold and silver amalgams endure for over a decade without much trouble
  • The tooth-colored fillings are similar to the rest of your teeth, making them blend well. Furthermore, they also provide additional support to already existing teeth.
  • The porcelain fillings last much longer than their gold counterparts and are slightly more resilient.
  • Glass ionomer fillings are usually used for fillings below the gum line. Since they release fluoride, tooth decay can be prevented mainly through them.

Disadvantages of different types of Dental Fillings:

  • Gold is costly
  • Silver fillings may require more teeth to be removed to make enough area for the filling to be adjustable. It also taints the surrounding teeth in a grayish color. Tooth cracks and fractures are also a high possibility.
  • Tooth-colored fillings are slightly less durable, almost twice as expensive as amalgams, and have some probability of grinding surrounding teeth.
  • Glass ionomers are weak, with minimal durability and relatively high cost compared to tooth-colored fillings.

Indirect Fillings

Slightly similar to tooth-colored fillings, indirect fillings are constructed in a dental laboratory and may take at least two appointments to be fixed. They are usually used when your tooth structure struggles to support the filling.

The first visit consists of removing an old filling, taking an impression, sending it to the laboratory, and placing a temporary filling in your mouth. In the second visit, the temporary filling is removed, and the laboratory-sent indirect fillings are placed in your mouth. If it fits, the indirect filling is permanently placed there.

There are two types of indirect fillings: inlays and Onlays.

 Inlays are more efficient than onlays and last longer (around three decades.) Although they weaken the teeth surrounding them, they are much more reliable than their ancestors. Inlays primarily focus on working with a cusp on the chewing part of the tooth, whereas onlays work primarily in covering many points more extensively.

What is a temporary dental filling?

As discussed in the previous section, the temporary fillings are used when the impression is taken for indirect fillings. The word ‘temporary’ in the very phrase alludes to the fact that they are only there as a decent enough replacement for the indirect fillings for a time being.

There are, however, some other unique instances where you might need to use a temporary filling:

  • After a root canal.
  • To allow your tooth’s nerve to relax
  • If emergency dental treatment is needed.

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