What Type of Benefits Can You Expect from Glass Fillings?
Posted on 12/25/2018 by WDG Office
Over the years, a wider variety of restorative materials have appeared on the market. Gold, silver, and ceramics are the leading solutions, and until relatively recently, amalgams were used for 'direct' restorations. Glass Ionomer Cements (GICs) however, are a different kind of material that possess unique properties that make them useful in tooth restoration.
Glass Fillings are Non-Toxic
These fillings are made from materials that do not release harmful chemicals such as mercury like their amalgam counterparts. There have been critical discussions regarding this matter to understand by investigation what potential harm these chemicals pose to the human body.
Cost Gold and ceramic fillings tend to have a high price due to the processes involved in making them. Ceramic fillers are also technically sensitive much unlike glass fillings. Glass fillings require less time to prepare and can be put in place in just one day.
Aesthetics The material properties of glass fillings can be altered depending on the chemical formulation to look natural and blend in with the other teeth. They also readily adhere to moist tooth structures, preventing leakage and further tooth decay. They are also biocompatible with tooth enamel.
This is another way glass fillings prevent tooth decay while simultaneously promoting strong, healthy teeth. They release small amounts of fluoride that avert dental caries over time.
Glass Fillings Work on a Wide Range of Applications
Glass fillings have a wide range of applications and the fact that they blend in makes them an attractive choice for many people. They find use in people with a lot of tooth decay, as a liner for other types of fillings and filling baby teeth.
We offer various filling solutions at our clinic and are committed to finding the right solution for you. Get in touch with us today.
Wauwatosa Dental Group
Location Midwest Dental Wauwatosa 2600 North Mayfair Road Suite 750 Wauwatosa, WI 53226