A dazzling smile can make you feel like you’re worth a million dollars, so if your smile isn’t quite up to scratch then we can help restore your confidence. If your teeth are cracked, broken, worn or decayed, then you may need a filling.
What are Dental Fillings?
Fillings are implemented when there is a cavity in the structure of your tooth, whether caused by decay, bruxism (the grinding of teeth) or damage. Some fillings can last up to fifteen years if looked after properly and are seen as a less invasive alternative to crowns. Different cavities are filled with different types of dental material. Amalgam fillings are made of a combination of metals, including silver, tin, copper and mercury. Though durable and able to withstand grinding and pressure, they are not as aesthetically pleasing and can be seen in the tooth. However, tooth-coloured fillings to match the colour of your teeth are also available. Commonly used in teeth that are visible, the material is not suitable for the back teeth where grinding may occur. The most common are called composite and glass ionomer. They are soft and can be moulded to the shape of a tooth before they harden. Tooth-coloured filling materials can also be used on the outside of the tooth, for instance on chipped or worn teeth.
Some Things to Consider
The filling procedure can leave teeth sensitive, sometimes lasting a long time afterwards. Fillings can also fall out, crack, corrode and leak, and end up needing a replacement.
Are Dental Fillings the Right Choice?
To find out more, arrange a free private consultation with CTG DENTALCARE at London or Izmir. You can also get a quote by filling the form on our website. If you have any questions about dental filling or any other of our dental procedures, please do not hesitate to call our dedicated team on (0090) 232 4463034 who will be happy to help.