Published: Dec 01, 2015 | By: Richard Caven
Dental fillings have come a long way over the years. Today's veneers, crowns and bridges are designed to be stronger and longer lasting than their material predecessors, making it a win-win for both patients and dentists alike.
For instance, one example of material advancement is in what dentists use these days for cavity fillings. Today, they usually use porcelain, gold or composite resin, not silver like the old days, which is now known to contain the potentially harmful element mercury.
With that being said, have you ever wondered what other materials are in your mouth (or could be in your mouth one day)? We examine some of the most common materials used in dental appliances below:
As you can see, there's somewhat of a smorgasbord of materials that dentists use for various dental restorations and procedures, from conventional metals like stainless steel and gold to more advanced materials like porcelain, titanium and ceramic. For more information on dental appliances, and what they are made of, contact Caven Dental today.
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