Different Types of Fillings

Gold Fillings

Gold Fillings

Gold fillings

Highly durable and lasts 10 to 15 years and doesn’t corrode easily. Gold cast fillings are expensive and most parents dislike its aesthetics. However, it has been seen that a galvanic shock can sometimes occur when metal interact with saliva.

Silver Fillings

Silver Fillings

Silver Fillings

Less expensive than gold fillings, this has a durability of 10 to 15 years. It is strong and can withstand chewing forces. There are few drawbacks, the color doesn’t match that of the teeth and since a large amount of space is required to hold them, a lot of healthy parts of the teeth need to be scrapped out.

 

Composite Filling

Composite Filling

Tooth Colored Composites

The color and shade of these composite fillings is very close to the natural teeth.Highly suitable even to the front teeth, they actually chemically bond to the teeth. Can be used to repair chipped, broken or worn out teeth. However, they tend to wear out easily with a durability of 5 years. They are also susceptible to wear and tear especially when used to chew on hard substances.

Ceramic Filling

Ceramic Filling

Ceramics

Made of porcelain Ceramics are more resistant to stains. This material generally lasts more than 15 years and can cost as much as gold.

Glass Ionomer

Glass Ionomer

Glass ionomer

Glass ionomer is made of acrylic and a specific type of glass material. This material is most commonly used for fillings below the gum line and for fillings in young children. Weaker than composite resin, they are more prone to wear and usually have a durability lasting 5 years.

 

 

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