A filling is a dental treatment used for restoring a damaged, decayed or cracked tooth to its original form. The procedure uses a single material or a combination of materials to strengthen your tooth and prevent further decay.
Dr. Saalini Velamakanni at Northeast Dental Associates in Humble, Texas, offers various dental treatments for individuals and families to protect, maintain, and restore their oral health.
In this blog, we’re sharing a few important facts on dental fillings.
There are a variety of options for dental fillings available across different price points. Dr. Velamakanni will help you choose one that is suitable for you medically and financially.
Here are the options to consider:
Also referred to as onlays or inlays, they consist of a combination of copper, gold, and other metals. They are among the more expensive options, less discrete, and known to last over 15 years.
Sometimes called silver fillings, they are made from a combination of mercury, tin, copper, and silver. Amalgam fillings are the most popular types of fillings and have been in use for a long time. They are highly affordable and last for decades.
Composite Resin Fillings
Otherwise known as tooth-colored fillings, composite resin fillings are made from a mix of acrylic resin and glass quartz or other materials. Their main benefit is that they blend in with your tooth’s natural color and are discreet. However, they are less durable compared to other alternatives.
At Northeast Dental Associates, a regular dental filling procedure involves four simple steps:
To learn more about dental fillings and their benefits, contact Dr. Velamakanni at Northeast Dental Associates. Call (832) 818-8132 to request an appointment or visit our office at 19411 Mckay Drive, Suite 150, Humble, TX, 77338.