No one filling material is definitively superior over all the others. When you have a cavity, Dr. Sadler will recommend the best choice depending on various factors, including the type of tooth and where it’s located in your mouth. The final decision, of course, is always yours, and it is our goal to ensure that any cavity you have is treated optimally so that you your tooth can remain strong and healthy in the long term.
One option among for our tooth filling in Lubbock TX is amalgam, which means metals such as silver or gold. They’re very strong and durable, but not cosmetically appealing, since they stand out against the color of your teeth. For this reason, they are best suited to back teeth, particularly when you consider that those are the teeth that benefit greatly from amalgam’s ability to withstand chewing force. They expand and contract, a natural property of metal, which increases the risk of tooth fracture. Composite resins, or composites, do match your tooth color well. They don’t last as long as amalgam, but they require less drilling, something about which nearly everyone can agree is a good thing. They are best for front teeth, considering how well they blend with your tooth color. If you decide to get ceramic as our tooth filling in Lubbock TX, you will enjoy the benefits of not only an ideal color match for your teeth, but also a material that is resistant to stains; good news if you engage in any of the common habits associated with tooth discoloration, such as smoking, drinking tea or coffee, or eating berries, among others.
Our tooth filling in Lubbock TX is the best way to preserve your teeth and keep them healthy both now and in the future. Don’t forget to call our office and schedule your six month dental exam. Catching cavities early is associated with the best outcomes.