Traditional dental restorations, or fillings include gold, porcelain, composite, and amalgam. Picking the correct filling material for your situation can be very important because it will effect:
- The cost.
- The number of visits required.
- The longevity and appearance of the restoration.
Each of these important issues need to be discussed with your dentist. At Innovative Family Dentistry we believe a conservative approach is best. The choice that will allow for the least:
- Amount of tooth removal
- The least cost
- The least number of appointments
- The material that will meet your esthetic concerns, yet provide the longest life
Newer dental fillings include ceramic and plastic compounds that mimic the appearance of natural teeth. These compounds, often called composite resins, are usually used on the front teeth where a natural appearance is important, but they can also be used on the back teeth depending on the location and extent of the tooth decay.
What's right for me?
Several factors influence the performance, durability, longevity and expense of dental restorations, including:
- The components used in the filling material
- The amount of tooth structure remaining
- Where and how the filling is placed
- The chewing load that the tooth will have to bear
- The length and number of visits needed to prepare and adjust the restored tooth
Before your treatment begins, your Oologah OK dentist will discuss with you all of your options and help you choose the best filling for your particular case.