Fillings are used to treat cavities in the teeth. Our cosmetic dentist in Hollywood removes the decayed tissue and replaces it with a filling material that hardens. Fillings can also be used to restore damaged teeth, such as ones with cracks or breaks. This restores strength and looks to the tooth. Dental fillings can be made out of several different materials.
Gold lasts at least ten years, and is known for its strength. However, they do cost more than most other types, require more office visits, and can be very noticeable.
Silver also typically lasts at least ten years, and can easily withstand chewing forces. They are also one of the least expensive options. Silver is, however, a colored and therefore more noticeable filling, and requires more elimination of tooth structure to place.
Composite material is often preferred by both patients and our expert in dental fillings in Hollywood. Not only do they match the natural color of the teeth, but they also chemically bond to the tooth structure, offering more support. On the other hand, they are not as strong as some other options, and may require more time in the dentist’s chair.
Ceramic/porcelain is often used in dentistry due to its durability, tooth-like appearance, and resistance to stains. It is one of the more abrasive options.