A dental filling is the most conservative dental restoration that can be used to care for a tooth in poor condition.
The filling is carefully placed to occupy the space where a cavity has formed so that the tooth has functional support and can be kept safe against potential infections or bacteria accumulation.
At our Glen Waverley dentist’s office, we can work with you to ensure your filling provides lasting protection for your tooth. If the concern is to provide the most stable restoration possible, we may recommend an amalgam metal filling.
For treatment that concerns a tooth that is more visible, your Glen Waverley dentist offers appearance-friendly alternatives to metal that can protect your tooth and smile.
Types of Dental Fillings
Here’s a quick rundown on the types of dental fillings:
Commonly referred to as silver fillings, amalgam is a mixture of mercury, tin, copper and silver. Because of its durability, resistance to wear and affordability, silver fillings are still a great choice for many patients.
White fillings, also called tooth-coloured fillings, are used to repair a tooth that has been affected by decay, cracks or fractures. If you want the dental filling to match the colour of your teeth, composite and porcelain fillings are the best option.
Glass Ionomer Fillings
They are made from acrylic and a type of glass. It is usually used for fillings that are below the gumline and release fluoride over time to help strengthen the surrounding tooth structure.
Which Dental Filling Material Works Best for You?
If you have tooth decay, you need to visit a dentist for dental restoration. Your Glen Waverley dentist will recommend the best type of filling to restore the tooth to its natural state.
Dental Fillings Available at EK Dental Surgery
Silver amalgam fillings are durable, easy to use, highly resistant to wear, and a more inexpensive option than other types of fillings.
Composite fillings can be closely matched to the colour of your natural teeth. They are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or other visible areas.
Visit Your Glen Waverley Dentist for A Dental Filling Consultation Today!
We are located at 230 Springvale Road in Glen Waverley.