Need a filling? Here are the details about them.

 

Composite fillings are strong, but may not be as hard-wearing as amalgam fillings. Composite fillings are tooth-colored and are made from powdered glass quartz, silica or other ceramic particles added to a resin base. After the tooth is prepared, the filling is bonded onto the area and a light shone onto it to set it. The dentist will choose a shade to match your own teeth, although over time staining can happen. In the case of Amalgam fillings are silver-colored. They are made by combining mercury and a silver alloy (50% mercury, 35% silver, and 15% tin, copper, and other metals). Amalgam is long lasting and hard-wearing. This kind of filling is usually used on the back 'chewing' teeth. Before the filling can be placed, the dentist must prepare the area by removing all the decay and shaping the cavity to hold the filling in place. If the tooth is badly broken, your dentist may need to place a small stainless steel pin to help secure the filling. The mercury in dental amalgam is not poisonous once it is combined with the other materials in the filling. Its chemical nature changes so that it is harmless.The Texas City Dental in Texas City is conveniently located near t La Marque, Galveston and Hitchcock area is conveniently located near to the HEB and ROSS market complex.  is the best option available and affordable dentist near you.

An onlay can cover a larger area of the tooth. Gold is the most long-lasting and hard-wearing filling material and will last for many years. An advantage of gold is that it does not tarnish and has great strength. An inlay is small and placed within the biting surface of the tooth. One of the differences between gold and other filling materials is that the gold filling is made in a laboratory. Your dental team will usually take an impression of the prepared cavity and send it to the laboratory for the technician to make the inlay or onlay. In the meantime, a temporary filling will be placed in the cavity. After the gold inlay or onlay has been made, your dentist will fix it in place with dental cement. This type of filling is more expensive. But in the case of porcelain inlays, Your dental team can now use digital technology (called CADCAM) to design and prepare perfectly fitted porcelain inlays in just one or two visits. Porcelain inlays can also be made in a laboratory but this will need at least two visits to your dentist. Porcelain can be hard-wearing and long-lasting. It can also be colored to match your natural tooth.

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Don’t forget to do the basics:

  • Our oral health should always be a priority. In addition to visiting your local dental team when possible, don’t forget the simple day-to-day habits that will help you keep a healthy mouth.
  • Brush daily with a fluoride toothpaste last thing at night and at least one other time during the day.
  • Drink plenty of water and cut down on how much and how often you have sugary foods and drinks.
  • Clean between your teeth every day with interdental brushes or floss and consider using mouthwash.

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