Dental Fillings

Amalgam Fillings

It is a combination of metals such as silver, mercury, tin and copper.

 

Benefits: It is less costly, lasts longer (more than 10 years) and stronger than other filling materials. It is also very kind to the gums.

 

Limitations: The colour does not match the teeth, they can corrode or tarnish over time.

Composite Resin (Tooth Coloured)

A mixture of plastic and fine glass particles.

 

Benefits: It can match your tooth colour closely, less trimming of the tooth is required as compared to amalgam.

 

Limitations: It does not last as long (5-8 years), more expensive and not as durable as amalgam fillings.

Glass Ionomer Fillings

Usually used on baby teeth, non-biting surfaces of the teeth and small fillings.

 

Benefits: They normally require less drilling of the teeth and there is a constant leaching of fluoride into the tooth surface which will reduce sensitivity and protect against further decay.

 

Limitations: They are not as strong as the other options.

Porcelain Inlays/Onlays

They are custom made for each filling.

 

Benefits: These provide a very hard and durable surface for eating. They are potentially the longest lasting fillings.

 

Limitations: They are the most expensive filling option

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