Most people need at least one tooth filling in their lifetime. Dental fillings are most commonly used to treat cavities, but they’re also used to repair cracked or broken teeth or teeth that have been worn down over time.
There are five types of fillings available:
- Composite Fillings
- Amalgam Fillings
- Gold Fillings
- Ceramic Fillings
- Glass Ionomer
The dental restorations such as dental onlays, dental inlays, dental veneers, dental root canal and dental crowns are known as indirect restorations in prosthodontic treatment. Dental inlays and dental onlays cover smaller portions of the tooth, such as only the top part of the chewing surface.
During your regular dental check-ups, your dentist will look for any signs of damage. If a cavity is discovered, your dentist should be able to perform a dental filling to ensure it doesn’t get any worse. Dental fillings can either be silver in color or tooth-colored. Composite fillings can be finished in a number of ways, meaning you can have a filling that closely matches the shade of your natural teeth.
The team at your Baseline dental care center will ensure you are comfortable before, during, and after your procedure, and will happy to answer any questions you may have.
So, take a step forward for your dental health and book an appointment with us today! We will be pleased to provide the best dental care to the youngest members of your family.