Kinds of Dental Fillings

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Unlike the olden times, dental fillings New Hamburg now come in various shapes and sizes. It may seem daunting at first, but your dentist would know the kind of filling best suited for you. You now have options for whichever dental filling suits your style and budget.

Whether your purpose for a filling is due to tooth decay or a fractured tooth due to an accident, your dentist in New Hamburg has just the right kind of filling for you.

Here are the different types of dental Fillings:


Amalgam fillings are probably the most common of all. Amalgams are usually made of one of the following materials: gold, silver mixed with mercury, porcelain. This type of filling is most commonly used in filling a decayed tooth, even tooth that have small holes in them. This si covered in most insurances, as this is also considered as the cheapest form of dental filling.

Composite resin fillings

Composite resin fillings are also another kind of filling material. They are usually made of plastic, designed to resemble the tooth color. This type of filling is best for those who are quite conscious of the dental filling’s visibility. The main function of this material is to conceal that one has a dental filling. When made correctly, this type of filling can look as if it’s not even there.

Glass ionomer

Another kind of dental filling is called the glass ionomer cement. It is a restorative kind of cement used in dentistry along with orthodontic bracket attachments. Glass-ionomer cements are based on the reaction of silicate glass-powder and polyacrylic acid, that acts as an ionomer. This is probably the newest in the dental industry. Although pricing can be slightly higher than the ordinary resins, most people say that this filling has become a crowd favorite because it is lightweight and also gives a “barely there” look and feel.



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