Fillings

You will need to get a filling when a cavity is formed on one of your teeth.

Composite Fillings

Composite fillings are the most common type of filling and have many advantages. The dentist cleans all the decay from the tooth and then puts a bonding material into the hole. The composite resin is then put in the hole in thin layers, which harden with a special light. These fillings are cost-efficient in comparison to gold fillings and also match the colour of your natural teeth.

Glass Ionomer Materials

Glass ionomer materials are used only on front teeth where you don’t bite down too hard. Ongoing research states that this filling type may be stronger and last much longer. They match the colour of your teeth and contain fluoride, however they cost more than amalgam fillings.

Porcelain Materials

Porcelain materials are the most common type of dental ceramic used by dentists. They can be combined with metal to make a stronger crown, however they are hard and can be brittle. They can be used on any of your teeth and match the colour of your teeth. However, it is important to keep in mind that a minimum of two appointments will be required for this type of filling and they cost more than many other options while being subject to break easily on your molars.