Getting a tooth filling is never a first choice for anyone visiting a dentist, but sometimes there is no other option available. You dentist will give you a choice of which type of filling to get but again your options could be limited depending on your insurance cover. Some covers restrict the type of filling you can get and so it is important that you talk to your insurance provider about what options are available to you. You should be able to negotiate with your insurance provider about getting the option that most suits you. You may have the option of paying for the procedure with cash if that is more convenient for you.
Many dentists will recommend that you get the composite (tooth colored) filling and for good reason. It is a procedure that has been researched on and perfected, and is used by many dentists around the world. It is a reliable choice that offers a long-term solution for those requiring a filling. This option enables you to have fillings that match the color of your natural teeth. There are numerous benefits to this:
· You get natural looking teeth despite having fillings. There are those who opt to get silver fillings, which definitely do not look like your natural teeth.
· Your appearance will not be affected by an inconspicuous filling that might make you more self-conscious.
· You solve the actual problem of needing fillings so that the pain and sensitivity you were suffering gets a solution.
Composite (tooth colored) filling are a safe and reliable option that dentists have been using for many years. Dentists have managed to develop this method so that it can blend in with your natural teeth so that it is not immediately obvious that you have a filling. They also make them strong and durable so that you can go about eating and chewing as normal. The pain and sensitivity you were suffering from should go away after the filling is complete. It also takes a shorter time to recover from this procedure so that you can get to your normal routine as soon as possible.
They not only look natural, but they also feel natural. This adds to the slightly high cost of this procedure. Also, it requires more technical skill on the part of the dentist. The result is worth it so you will not regret spending a lot of money on the procedure. However, you definitely need to shop around for qualified cosmetic dentists so that the procedure is done correctly. Also, make sure to find out if your insurance cover allows you to shop around for different dentists or if they limit who you can go to for the procedure.