Are There Benefits to Getting a Glass Filling?


If you have developed a cavity, it's nothing to be ashamed about, and it doesn't necessarily mean you did anything wrong. In fact, the truth of the matter is that no matter how healthy we eat, or how rigid our oral hygiene routine is, everyone, at some point in time, will develop at least one cavity.

They just happen. After we have removed any and all decay from the affected areas, we will need to replace the part of the tooth that we had to remove, and then add a filling to cover it up and protect it. The Glass filling is one option for filling your tooth and will be determined upon your visit to our office. In this article we will discuss the basics of glass fillings and how it is more beneficial than the other types of fillings available.

Benefits of Glass vs. Other Filling Types

Glass is not the most common type of filling in dentistry; however, it can be extremely beneficial for small children and young adults who have teeth that are still growing and developing and will eventually be replaced with adult teeth anyway. In addition, glass fillings are uniquely designed to release fluoride into your mouth and gums, which ultimately leads to a healthy and beautiful smile. It's important to keep in mind, that glass fillings will typically last about 5-7 years, for the average patient.

The other types of fillings all work the same way, which is to bond a weak tooth and protect it, but glass fillings are the only ones to release fluoride into the mouth. You will always want to check with your insurance company, which we can help you with. That may also play a factor in which type of filling you choose when you come in for your examination. Schedule your consultation with us today, to find out which one is right for you and your smile.


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