At Glow Modern Dentistry, we love giving patients a beautiful, natural-looking smile. One way we accomplish this is by providing dental fillings. Our Hollywood dental office performs this treatment quite often. Dr. Kalasho is skilled and amazing in comfortably applying fillings. Getting fillings is a routine treatment to help teeth that have decay.
Dental fillings are a type of restoration. Dentists use fillings to fill an area on the tooth that has decayed material removed. The filling material will protect against more damage. Fillings are useful to help repair cracked or broken teeth.
Fillings are a very versatile treatment that can do more than fix cavities. Some fantastic benefits of getting fillings are:
There are several different materials that tooth fillings can be made from. Dentists can use fillings made of
Our honest and reliable dentist will go over which filling type she thinks is best for your teeth.
Composite fillings are a white color resin filling. They will match the shade of your natural teeth. They are allowing a natural blend. These resin fillings consist of a mix of ceramic and plastic.
Two popular fillings that dentists use are silver amalgam and resin composite. These fillings are commonly known as silver and tooth-colored. Silver fillings are popular due to them being economical and long-lasting. Resin fillings enjoy aesthetics being tooth-colored, providing an invisible appearance with these unique benefits also some drawbacks. Silver fillings can cause allergies in some patients, while resin ones need more replacement and longer application times.
As long as a patient has enough healthy tooth tissue, they will be a great candidate for fillings. If there isn’t enough healthy tissue, Dr. Kalasho will recommend alternatives.
How long precisely your fillings will last depends on several factors. The materials used will play a significant role in durability, as well as the cavity size and personal oral hygiene habits.
Keep in mind that fillings aren’t a permanent fix. With proper care, your fillings will last many years, sometimes even decades. Each filling material has its own unique average life expectancy. On average gold, fillings can last between 15 to 30 years. Silver Amalgam fillings last less, between 10 to 15 years. Composite resin fillings, on average, have a lifespan of 5 to 7 years.
The good news is that these are averages. Patients can extend the life of their fillings with proper oral care. Contact Glo Modern Dentistry to learn more about how to take care of your teeth.
On average, expect fillings to be around a few hundred dollars. Exact cost estimates are difficult to pinpoint due to a variety of factors. Final out of pocket costs will depend on:
After the consult, our honest Hollywood dentist will go over what the final costs will be with you.
If you have cavities, contact Glo Modern Dentistry today. Getting fillings will help protect your teeth and prevent considerable headaches in the future. Let us help you get that beautiful glowing smile you want.
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