When your teeth have decayed this can be a result of not observing good dental hygiene. Flossing and brushing of the teeth need to be done at least two times a day.
The solution when your tooth has decayed is having dental fillings which help in sealing the cavity and stop the decay from spreading. Dental fillings are made of materials such as amalgam, composite, or ionomer materials. Our dental team at Desertview Dental Care can give you all of the information you need about fillings
Some People Are Allergic To Fillings
Fillings are made of a different kinds of material and some of the fillings are made of amalgam. Amalgam fillings are made of metal and can contain materials like mercury, beryllium, chromium, and nickel. Some of these components might have allergic reactions in some people.
The allergy can manifest in different ways such as swelling, rash, and even a feeling of burning in the soft tissue of the body. Some fillings like composite fillings have not yet been associated with any kind of allergic reaction. The dentist will guide you on the best filling material for you.
Fillings Are Softer Than Teeth
Dental fillings have continued to change over time and fillings are generally softer than natural teeth. Fillings are softer than the enamel, which is the hardest part of the teeth. This means that the fillings cannot be able to sustain the force that the natural teeth face while chewing and biting food. When you have had fillings you need to ensure that you do not bite or chew on hard surfaces.
Amalgam Fillings Weaken and Distort Teeth
Fillings are important in helping stop the decaying process where a cavity has been formed. If you have some kind of fillings such as silver fillings your teeth are likely to tarnish or discolor and this will make you have a less confident smile.
If you are considering having fillings, then you need to consider all factors before choosing the dental fillings that will make the cosmetic value decrease after some time. You can consider other types of fillings that will give you a long time with a great smile. A smile makes you feel confident in front of people, and you also have the knowledge that you are healthy. To stay healthy even after having cavities, you can choose to have composite fillings that do not have weakening or tooth distortion characteristics.
Our dental team at Desertview Dental Care is ready to tell you more about dental fillings and also show you ways that will help you choose the best dental fillings without compromising your health. You can also book an appointment at our clinic by calling us at 623-278-9402 and we will schedule a filling procedure for you.