Should You Opt for a Gold Filling?
If you have learned that you will need a filling to repair a tooth that has suffered damage or decay, you may be considering the different options.
Getting a filling is essentially a simple procedure, but the wide range of choices of filling material can make it challenging to narrow it down to what you want.
Between porcelain, composite materials, amalgams with metals such as mercury or silver, and resin, it can be tough to figure out exactly what you want. Here’s some information on gold fillings to help you make your choice.
Gold Fillings Are Durable
One consideration with any type of filling material is its durability. You don’t want a filling that will only last a few years because you probably don’t want to have to come back for another filling in such a short amount of time.
Gold fillings are among the most durable fillings available, and they can last for over 20 years if you properly care for them. If you are trying to avoid having your fillings replaced, gold is a good option.
Gold Fillings Are Also Highly Visible And Expensive
The disadvantages of a gold filling are that it will cost you more than other options, and it will tend to stand out in your mouth. If you want a filling that is invisible, gold is not the way to go.
Likewise, if you’re trying to get your filling put in for the minimal amount possible, gold may not be your best choice, however, considering the fact that you won’t have to have it replaced for a couple of decades, the higher up-front cost might actually save you money in the long run.
If you have any questions about your options, please do not hesitate to contact us.