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Types of fillings

Types of Fillings

When a cavity needs to be filled, there are four choices in the filling material. The most common is a composite filling, which is a natural tooth-colored filling that bonds to the tooth for extra strength. There are also gold and silver fillings. Silver fillings are inexpensive and strong while gold fillings may look nicer and provide a better fit. The final option is a porcelain filling, also called an inlay, which is the most durable of fillings and is also the color of your natural teeth. Ask Dr. McLean, a cosmetic and restorative dentist in Atlanta, which filling would be best for you.

colored fillings

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Composite fillings are today’s modern filling choice. They are made to match your tooth’s natural color to make them virtually invisible to notice and are placed onto the tooth by bonding the filling material to the tooth so they do not have the unlikely chance of falling off. Many patients choose to replace their old silver and gold fillings with composite fillings.

Other benefits:

  • Beautiful in appearance
  • Completed in a single visit
  • No filling leaks
  • Less chance of tooth cracking

Replace Old Fillings

Dr. McLean is a cosmetic dentist in Atlanta. Dr. McLean offers proven technology that allows you to replace old silver and gold fillings with a more natural-looking, composite filling. Composite fillings are bonded to the tooth and research has proven them to be about 90% as strong and healthy as natural tooth material. Other benefits include beauty in appearance, completion in a single visit, no filling leaks, and less chance of tooth cracking.

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