Dental Fillings from your Surrey Dental Practice

Traditional fillings consist of gold, porcelain, and composite. The strength and resilience of standard dental products make them useful in situations where restored teeth need to hold up against common issues that may arise from chewing, most frequently in the back of the mouth.

Today’s newer dental fillings, or restoratives, include ceramic and plastic substances that resemble the look of natural teeth. These compounds, commonly called composite resins, are typically utilized on the front teeth where a natural look is essential, however they can also be used on the back teeth, depending upon the area and the degree of the dental cavity.

Several elements influence the performance, toughness, durability and cost of dental restorations, and help to determine what type of filling is right for you, including:

  • The elements used in the filling material
  • The quantity of tooth structure remaining
  • Where and how the filling is put
  • The chewing load that the tooth will have to bear
  • The length and number of required to prep and adjust the recovered tooth

Before your treatment begins, your Surrey dentist will discuss all of your choices and assist you in choosing the best filling for your individualized case. In preparation for this conversation, it may be handy to understand the two basic types of dental fillings—direct and indirect.

Direct fillings are fillings placed into a prepared cavity in a single visit. They consist of glass ionomers, resin ionomers, and composite (resin) fillings. The dental professional prepares the tooth, places the filling, and adjusts it in one appointment.

Indirect fillings usually require two or more visits with your Surrey dentist, Derna Dental Clinic. They consist of inlays, onlays, veneers, crowns, and bridges fabricated with gold, base metal alloys, ceramics, or composites.

Throughout the first visit, your dentist prepares the tooth and makes an impression of the location to be restored. They then position a temporary cover over the prepared tooth. The impression is sent out to a dental laboratory, which develops the dental restoration. At the next visit, we will then seal the restoration into the prepared tooth cavity and adjust it as required.

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