Dental Fillings in Ft. Worth

dental fillings benbrookTraditional dental restoratives (fillings) include gold, porcelain, and composite/amalgam. The strength and durability of traditional dental materials continue to make them useful for situations where restored teeth must withstand extreme forces that result from chewing, such as in the back of the mouth.

Newer dental fillings include ceramic and plastic compounds that mimic the appearance of natural teeth. These compounds, often called composite resins, are usually used on the front teeth where a natural appearance is important. They can be used on the back teeth as well, depending on the location and extent of the tooth decay. Composite resins are usually more costly than the older silver amalgam fillings.

What’s right for me?

Several factors influence the performance, durability, longevity, and expense of dental restorations:

The ultimate decision about what to use is best determined in consultation with your doctor. Before your treatment begins, discuss the options with Dr. Corbitt. To help you prepare for this discussion, it is helpful to understand the two basic types of dental fillings: direct and indirect.

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