Dental filling is one of the most common procedure we perform on a daily basis. The most common reason we do fillings are:
– Broken or chipped tooth
– Cosmetic dentistry
We can do fillings with difference materials, but not limited to:
– Amalgam – the silver filling which Craigieburn Dental Gallery seldom does
– Ceramic – if done in ceramic instead of filling it would be called onlay or inlay. This material offers significantly better longevity than other types of fillings
– Gold – not commonly used these days
However if the area that needs to be filled is very large or the tooth in question already has a large area of filling on it already, tooth will then start to become brittle and a full crown may be a better long term solution.