When a cavity needs to be filled, there are four choices in the filling material:
The most common is a composite filling, this is a natural tooth-colored filling and bonds to the tooth for extra strength. There are also gold and silver fillings. Silver fillings are inexpensive and strong while gold fillings may look nicer and provide a better fit. The final option is a porcelain filling, also called an inlay, which is the most durable of fillings and is also the color of your natural teeth.
Ask Dr. McLean, a cosmetic and restorative dentist in Atlanta, which filling would be best for you.
Composite fillings are today's modern filling choice. They are made to match your tooth's natural color to make them virtually invisible to notice and are placed onto the tooth by bonding the filling material to the tooth so they do not have the unlikely chance of falling off. Many patients choose to replace their old silver and gold fillings with composite fillings.
Other Benefits: - Beautiful in appearance - Completed in a single visit - No filling leaks - Less chance of tooth cracking
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