Tooth fillings are very essential to conserve your tooth from decay destroying it. If teeth are not protected from caries, they will be get to the nerve and lead to needing a root canal. If at that point still not treated, then it will lead to an extraction. Then in order to replace that you will need a procedure a dental implant or a dental bridge, which is more expensive than just having the filling done in the first place. There are two kinds of fillings that you can choose from and learning the benefits and detriments of each filling would help you decide what is more suitable for you.
Silver Filling – also called amalgams which is a mixture of different metals, like copper, silver, tin and mercury, which gives the silvery color.
Tooth Colored Filling– also known as dental composite that contains resin, like silicon and plastic, and it also has glass mixture. The color is white that resemble the tooth itself.
These are the most recommended tooth fillings to save your teeth, as well as the cheapest for filling tiny cavities. If you have any questions on this, you are always welcome to either call us at (323) 771-7254 or make an appointment and speak with us in person, in order to decide which type if filling is the best for you.
By Ladan Zinati