Your grandparents might have had a few teeth made from gold or silver, which you couldn’t help but notice whenever they smiled or spoke. Back then, advanced composites weren’t available, so dentists had to make do with materials available at hand, which was pretty much an ‘add-salt-to-taste’ philosophy.
With advancements in technology and industry standardization, you can now have an entire set of teeth precisely crafted using innovative ceramics, and save the precious metals for jewelry instead!
Types of Tooth Colored Fillings
- Composite – These white plastic fillings are best suited for replacing front teeth that undergo relatively lower stress. The teeth are thoroughly cleaned and any cavities or signs of tooth decay are attended to, before the hole is filled-in with layers of composite resin. Each layer is then hardened using a special beam of light, before the next one is applied. The dentists at our clinic are well-versed in this cost-effective technique that delivers natural-looking results. Composite fillings are painless and much more durable than glass ionomer fillings, making them ideal for rear teeth. These direct fillings are available in in various shades and our dentist will choose one that matches the surrounding teeth.
- Porcelain Filling – The most commonly used procedure by dentists around the world; porcelain fillings are preferred for their strength and long-term durability. They’re usually designed in a dental lab from an imprint of the tooth that needs to be replaced. Our dentists’ experienced technicians create the fillings out of sparkling porcelain and you’ll get new, natural-looking teeth in no time at all. Don’t get discouraged by the price, porcelain fillings outlive other materials and are very cost-effective in the long run.
- Glass Ionomers – Do your children need a filling to cover up the cavities and broken teeth? Well, tooth-colored glass ionomers are the best option for them. They lie below the gum line and cost about the same as composite resin, but they contain fluoride to help prevent tooth decay. Glass ionomer filling can be carried out just in one or two appointments, which is perfect for impatient youngsters!
At the Monarch Dental Clinic, we use the latest cutting-edge technologies with state-of-the-art tools and machinery, so you can get precisely color-matched fillings that are indistinguishable from your original teeth, and no one will know the difference. We help patients across all age-groups replace their missing teeth and return to their everyday lives, with their self-confidence restored.
After your teeth have been filled, they may be sensitive for a few days. You can schedule annual visits with our skilled dentists for regular checkups, to avoid a recurrence and prolonged dental problems in the future.