It’s all right for you to laugh – four ways to a dental filling

Let’s be honest: holes in your teeth are neither healthy nor good-​looking.

If your dentist has detected a cavity, you have various options for the right filling.

Amalgam, Ceramic, Composite, Gold?

For more than 150 years amalgam has been used, but modern dentistry offers many possible treat­ments.

You can decide between various fillings with different features. This multi­tude of alter­na­tives to amalgam also means that you need to consider various things: durability of the filling material, protec­tion for the tooth, visual appear­ance and expenses.

No wonder one easily loses track.
We would like to offer you some assistance:

Amalgam – cheap, controversial, reliable  

Some consider it to be poison inside your mouth, others regard it as an indis­pens­able material for fillings.

Technique:
Removing decay (drilling a hole), filling, done
Advan­tage:

It is usually possible to perfectly close the hole with amalgam. 100% of the costs are covered by statu­tory health insur­ance.
Disad­van­tage:
For many years amalgam has been the subject of debate as a poten­tial cause for headaches, depres­sions and impaired vision. Up until today there has been no scien­tific proof to either confirm or refute this argument.

Composite fillings – solid, effective  

Due to its compo­si­tion and the possi­bility to match the color of your natural teeth, composite fillings are the standard for visible fillings

Technique:
Removing decay, dental dam, so that the filling area is completely dry, applying bonding system and multiple layers of the individual color (one appoint­ment neces­sary)
Advan­tage:
After just one appoint­ment with your dentist, every­thing looks and feels great
Disad­van­tage:
Composite fillings tend to shrink during the drying process. This can lead to a small gap, which may make the tooth prone to cavities. However, modern composite fillings have been improved in this regard. The very complex and elabo­rate processing makes them more expen­sive than amalgam fillings. Statu­tory health insur­ance usually covers only a certain percentage of the costs.

Ceramics – less noticeable, more time-consuming and
cost-intensive
  

Ceramics are the high-​end standard of aesthetics – the alter­na­tive to gold

Technique:
Removing decay, preparing site, taking a dental imprint, tempo­rary treat­ment of filling, fabri­ca­tion of ceramic inlay at the lab, the inlay is cemented under­neath the dental dam (two appoint­ments neces­sary)
Advan­tage:
Even large defects can be filled invis­ibly with ceramic inlays. Also, more of the actual tooth struc­ture remains since the filling requires a smaller size hold.
Disad­van­tage:
Ceramic inlays are relatively expen­sive and not covered by statu­tory health insurance.

Gold – expensive, long-lasting, harmless  

The gold filling is a remark­able medical achieve­ment, which has been used for centuries. Once made, fillings can last 20 years and more due to their extremely solid, allergy-​free and durable material.

Technique:
Removing decay, prepa­ra­tion of filling, taking dental imprint, tempo­rary treat­ment of filling, fabri­ca­tion of gold inlay at the lab, cementing (two appoint­ments neces­sary)
Advan­tage:
In terms of toler­ance and longevity, gold is basically unrivaled.
Disad­van­tage:
Aesthetics. A mouth full of gold looks unnat­ural – and it is covered only partially by your health insurance.


Dear Patient,

Of course the subject of fillings is much more complex than this.
But you don’t need a degree in dentistry – we are glad to give you a thorough consul­ta­tion about the different possibilities.

So please take your time – we love to offer you the best possible guidance.

Dental practice
DR. SONJA MÜNCH

Bezirksstraße 50
85716 Unter­schleißheim

Phone
08932 14 56 78
Fax 08932 14 56 60

info@dr-sonja-muench.de
www.dr-sonja-muench.de

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Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Friday
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