Dental Fillings An Overview
What Is A Dental Filling?
Dental fillings play one of the most important roles in dentistry, remaining one of the most common dental treatments today- and one that almost every person will receive at some point in their lives. A dental filling is almost certain when a patient has a tooth cavity, a dental filling can actually serve both restorative and cosmetic purposes for teeth that are decayed or damaged. Dr. Welinsky offers different types of dental fillings to meet the varying needs of our patients, but in most cases, a composite resin or white filling is recommended for its durability and natural aesthetics.
What Are The Different Types of Dental Fillings?
- Amalgam fillings: the traditional material used for dental fillings, amalgam remains popular today for its durability and reasonable cost.
- Gold fillings: an expensive dental filling alternative, gold is an option for larger back teeth with varied biting surfaces because of its strength and lasting durability.
- Composite resin: also called a white filling, composite resin is also a durable material that can be color matched for a natural looking result, especially recommended for teeth that are visible when smiling or talking.
- Porcelain fillings: also known as an inlay, porcelain fillings provides superior strength and stain resistance as well as an excellent looking result.
What Will Be Recommended For Me?
Dr. Welinsky uses a range of quality materials for placing dental fillings, depending on the size and location of the affected tooth and the cosmetic goals of the patient. In all cases, we will get to know you as a person first along with your goals for your smile. Then we will recommend an appropriate dental filling for an aesthetically pleasing result that will provide both durability and protection from future decay.
Schedule A Consultation
Are you experiencing tooth pain or interested in learning if you may be a candidate for a dental filling? Then schedule a consultation with Dr. Welinsky. Our office welcomes new patients of all ages to join our family. Contact us at 410-321-8480 or use our online appointment request form and we will contact you shortly. Dr. Welinsky’s Baltimore, MD area dentist office is convenient for patients in Towson, West Towson, Parkville and many suburbs in Baltimore, MD.