Types of Fillings
Fillings can be made of a variety of materials but resin and porcelain are the most common. Resin fillings are best used to restore smaller areas of decay on the biting surface of teeth. Larger areas of decay that may extend on the sides and between the teeth are best restored with porcelain. Both types are considered very conservative dental restorations.
Benefits of Fillings
Dental fillings are the most conservative way to restore smaller areas of tooth decay. In a dental experts hands, these types of restorations can be made to conserve as much of your natural tooth as possible while providing a restoration that is almost indistinguishable from the natural tooth. Both resin and porcelain fillings can be adhesively bonded to your natural tooth to add strength.
Resin fillings can be placed in only one dental visit. Porcelain fillings take two visits to complete because the fillings are hand made in the dental laboratory. A temporary filling will be placed to protect your tooth until the porcelain filling is made.
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