Dr. Vince offers Various Options for Dental Fillings
If you are looking to get a tooth filling in Greensburg, PA, call Thomas S. Vince, DMD at (724) 836-2375. Schedule an appointment with our experienced staff. They can relieve your pain and improve your teeth.
Fix a Damaged Tooth with a Quality Filling in and Around Greensburg, PA
Getting a tooth filling is a popular and effective option for replacing damaged or decayed tooth material in Greensburg, PA. Fillings are also used to repair teeth worn down from nail-biting or tooth grinding. The dental filling restores the function, integrity, and appearance of the tooth for residents in Greensburg, PA, and surrounding areas. This convenient, economical, and efficient process is typically completed in just one visit at our office in Greensburg, PA.
Discuss with Dr. Thomas Vince to See What is the Best Filling for You
Dental fillings are single, or combinations of metals, plastics, glass, or other materials used to repair or restore teeth. The location, extent of decay, cost of filling material, insurance, and our recommendation help determine the best filling for you. Dental filling materials include gold, silver amalgam, composite, and porcelain. There are advantages and disadvantages to each type of filling you should take into consideration.
Gold: Lasts at least 10 to 15 years
Silver Amalgams: Lasts at least 10 to 15 years, less expensive than composite fillings
Composite: Shade can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth, commonly used for repairs other than a cavity filling, and dentists remove less tooth compared with amalgams
Porcelain: Lasts more than 15 years, more resistant to staining than composite
Gold: More expensive than other materials, may require more than one office visit to put in place
Silver Amalgams: May require a dentist to remove more tooth to make space large enough to hold the filling, creates grayish hue to the surrounding tooth structure, may have a higher risk of tooth cracks and fractures due to wider degree of expansion and contraction, allergic potential in some people
Composite: Lasts at least five years, may chip off tooth depending on location, can cost up to twice as much as amalgams, can take more time to place
Porcelain: Can cost as much as gold.