A dazzling smile can make you feel like you’re worth a million dollars, so if your smile isn’t quite up to scratch, then we can help restore your confidence. If your teeth are cracked, broken, worn or decayed, then you may need a filling.
What are Dental Fillings?
Fillings are inserted when there is a cavity in the structure of your tooth, whether caused by decay, bruxism (the grinding of teeth) or damage. Some fillings can last up to 15 years if looked after properly while also offering the added bonus that they are a less invasive alternative to crowns. Different cavities are filled with different types of dental material. Amalgam fillings are made of a combination of metals, including silver, tin, copper and mercury. Though durable and able to withstand grinding and pressure, they are not as aesthetically pleasing and can be seen in the tooth. However, tooth-coloured fillings to match the colour of your teeth are also available. While commonly used in teeth that are visible, tooth-coloured fillings are not suitable for the back teeth where grinding may occur.
The most common types of fillings are the composite and glass ionomer options. They are soft and can be moulded to the shape of the tooth before they harden. The materials used in tooth-coloured fillings can also be used on the outside of the tooth – on chipped or worn teeth, for instance.
Some Things to Consider
Fillings can result in increased sensitivity for the teeth in the region that sometimes lasts a long time. Fillings can also fall out, crack, corrode and leak, requiring replacements.
The Next Step
The next step is to arrange a free private consultation with one of the DENTAGLOBAL associated clinics and offices in Paris, London, Rotterdam or our own facility in Izmir. You can also get a quote by filling in the detailed form on our website. We would be happy to chat with you on the phone and answer any questions you may have.
We look forward to hearing from you.