Tooth Filling

Tooth inlay is a type of filling. It is done when tooth is so decayed that simple filling is not enough to cover it. Hoever, tooth crown is better than inlay.

Crown vs Inlay

Inlay can come out easily.

Dental bonding also known as dental filling or teeth bonding is a dental treatment in which a tooth colored material is applied to prevent the tooth from decay.

The filling is hardened with a special light that will bond the filling material to the tooth and then it is polished in the end.

Dental filling restores a person’s smile and its function.

There are many types of filling materials for filling a tooth with it. These materials have different price, shelf life and color. We have listed all below.

Types of Tooth Fillings

1. Amalgam Filling

It is the least expensive ones but is very strong and lasting. Amalgam fillings tend to darken over time.

Composition
Expected Life
Filling Color
Price

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Mixture of Copper, Silver and Mercury
15 Years
Tooth Colored

 

$ 100
$ 10

Amalgam Filling

2. Composite Filling

Composite fillings are less durable than other filling types . Composite fillings can wear or chip over time.

Composition
Expected Life
Filling Color
Price

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Acrylic resin and powdered glass
5 Years
Tooth Colored

 

$ 200
$ 15

Composite Filling

3. GIC Filling

GIC filling is weaker than composite resin. It is more susceptible to wear and prone to fracture.

Composition
Expected Life
Filling Color
Price

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Acrylic and Fluoroaluminosilicate
15 Years
Tooth Colored

 

$ 100
$ 10

Composite Filling

3. Gold Filling

Gold filling cannot corrode like amalgam filling. It is very strong to withstand chewing forces.

Composition
Expected Life
Filling Color
Price

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Pure gold
15 Years
Metal (Golden)

 

$ 1000
$ 100

Composite Filling

3. Ceramic Filling

Ceramic filling is made of porcelain and is tooth-colored. It is stain-resistant. It is more brittle and abrasive.

Composition
Expected Life
Filling Color
Price

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Porcelain
20 Years
Tooth Colored

 

$ 1000
$ 50

Composite Filling
Type of Filling Cost in USA Cost in India Life Filling Color

Amalgam

$ 100

$ 10

15 Years

Metal

Composite

$ 200

$ 15

5 Years

Tooth Colored

GIC

$100

$ 10

15 Years

Tooth Colored

Gold

$ 1000

$ 100

15 Years

Metal

Ceramic

$ 1000

$ 50

20 Years

Tooth Colored

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