Dental fillings are versatile restorative treatments used to repair damaged teeth or seal a cavity left behind by decay or a root canal treatment. There are several types of dental fillings, each with its own set of unique properties. Choosing which filling is right for you will depend on your level of comfort, preferences, and budget.
Gold fillings are durable and resistant to corrosion – known to last anywhere from 10 to 15 years. Although effective, they are also expensive and noticeable.
Composite fillings are made from a combination of synthetic materials that are poured directly into the treatment area. Composite fillings are popular despite being less durable than gold because they are colored to look like your natural teeth.
Ceramic fillings offer the benefits of both gold and ceramic because they are incredibly durable and tooth-colored. Because of this combination of factors, ceramic fillers also tend to be as expensive as gold fillings.
Dental fillings can be used to repair or correct several dental issues, including:
At City Dental of Wellington, we have the restorative options your need to enjoy a healthy smile. Get in touch with our team today to learn more!
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