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Different Types of Tooth Fillings

By: | Tags: | Comments: 0 | April 6th, 2016

There are several types of tooth fillings that have been used over the years. The varying types of tooth fillings provide varying durability and aesthetic benefits. To help you learn more about tooth fillings, here are the varying uses and benefits of the different types.

Composite tooth fillings

Composite tooth fillings are aesthetically appealing since they can match the color of the tooth. While some fillings may not be good for large cavities and tooth chipping, composites, on the other hand, are versatile.

Porcelain tooth fillings

Porcelain tooth fillings are a good option, too. They are stain resistant and durable. Porcelain tooth fillings also have a nice white look.

Gold tooth fillings

Gold fillings are durable and can last for decades. They are also corrosion resistant and can take years of wear and tear.

Gold tooth fillings, however, are more expensive. And while some people like them for their “bling” factor, that’s the same reason that others may not like them.

Silver tooth fillings

Silver fillings (“amalgams”) are also durable. Just like gold fillings, they can last for decades and can withstand wear and tear. They are more affordable than gold fillings but share the same feature of not matching the color of your teeth.

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