We’re willing to bet fillings are one of the most common dental procedures that people think of when coming to the dentist. Fillings are essential to help protect a tooth that might have a cavity or severe deterioration. But if your dentist in Grove City recommends a filling, how do you know what type is right for your body and your smile. When we help patients make a decision, there are usually several factors they have to consider including performance, longevity, durability, and the cost of having the work done.
One of the biggest decisions you’ll need to make about your dental filling is what kind of components or materials you’ll want to use. We offer both amalgam and composite or tooth-colored fillings.
Amalgam fillings are made of silver and can completely change a tooth’s appearance. Many patients still choose to have these types of dental restorations because they’re affordable, strong, and can withstand the sometimes extreme forces associated with chewing.
Composite fillings actually mimic the appearance of your natural teeth, so no one will ever be able to tell you’ve had any restorative work done! These types of fillings are really useful for front teeth that need work, so your smile doesn’t change in color or shape. Composite fillings can also be used on the back teeth or molars where there’s evidence of tooth decay.