Dental Fillings: Material Choices

Dental fillings are routine procedures for dentists, but individuals are not always used to receiving them. Whether it is your first filling or you have had many, you may be wondering about the material that is used to replace decay in your teeth. Find out more by reading below or contact our family dental clinic in Green Bay to discuss your options.

What Materials are Available for Fillings?

These are the two most popular materials used by dentists for fillings:

  1. Amalgam Fillings: This material is strong and produced from a combination of metallic elements. They can be noticeable in your mouth due to their darker color and metallic appearance. Amalgam is most commonly used in fillings for back molars since it is durable and can withstand chewing.
  2. Composite Fillings: Also known as resin, this material is made from a mix of glass or quartz filler. They are also durable, but better suited to small or medium fillings. The biggest advantage of composite fillings are their appearance, as they can be customized to match your teeth. Their seamless look means no one is the wiser that you have suffered from a bit of tooth decay.

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Watch this video to find out more about which material is right for your dental filling.

The best way to determine the right filling material for your teeth is to speak with your dentist. Regular dental checkups are the way to prevent cavities, get fillings promptly when required, and keep your teeth healthy. Contact Brodhagen Dental Care to learn more about your options for fillings and schedule your teeth cleaning or cosmetic dentistry appointment.

Book your appointment for a dental filling or check up by calling Brodhagen Dental Care at 920-499-2121. Speak with our team to find out more about your oral health and our family dentistry services in the Green Bay area.

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