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.

Removing decay (drilling a hole), filling, done

It is usually possible to perfectly close the hole with amalgam. 100% of the costs are covered by statu­tory health insur­ance.
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

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)
After just one appoint­ment with your dentist, every­thing looks and feels great
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

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

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)
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.
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.

Removing decay, prepa­ra­tion of filling, taking dental imprint, tempo­rary treat­ment of filling, fabri­ca­tion of gold inlay at the lab, cementing (two appoint­ments neces­sary)
In terms of toler­ance and longevity, gold is basically unrivaled.
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.

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