Tooth Coloured Fillings
The choice of fillings is determined by the size of your cavity in the tooth. The basic options available for restoring your teeth are
- Compostie (plastic) fillings - Best done for smaller cavities
- Ceramic inlays (porcelain) - best done when you have more than half the tooth as a cavity
- Crowns - best done when you have lost most of tooth structure (at least 60%)
A composite resin is a tooth-colored plastic mixture filled with glass (silicon dioxide).
What is the cost of composite fillings
Filling range from 150.00 to 300.00 dollars
What are the advantages of composites?
They look better and do not fracture teeth.
What are the disadvantages?
They are weaker and therefore should only be done in teeth which have small cavities.
How long will a composite last?
Studies have shown that composites last 7-10 years, except in very large restorations, where inlays, onlays or crowns would be recommended as they would last longer than composites.
Ceramic Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are incredibly strong due to the fact that they are created in a laboratory. This protects the tooth from fracturing and actually strengthens the tooth. In addition, inlays and onlays fit almost perfectly into the prepared surface of the tooth, reducing the size of the seam between the restoration and the tooth. This helps keep decay from eventually occurring under the restoration.
Inlays and onlays require the removal of only decayed areas of the tooth, leaving the more healthy tooth structure intact. This can help prevent the expense of root canal therapy in the future.
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