When a hole appears in a tooth, this defect must be cleaned and filled as soon as possible and in the best possible way. Mostly these holes are caused by caries (tooth decay). But trauma or erosion can also be causes.

What type of filling does Zahnpark Mannheim recommend?

Fillings are exposed to extreme conditions. They have to withstand heat, cold, moisture, chewing stress, abrasion, acids and still remain stable in the mouth, dimensionally stable and chewing stable. It is therefore important to use a material that meets these requirements. Most patients want a tooth-colored, biocompatible and affordable filling.

Based on your wishes and your needs, we will recommend a suitable dental filling.

Appointment booking

We welcome you to Zahnpark Mannheim. Our dental practice is centrally located in Mannheim (M7, house number 16, near the main train station).

In a comfortable atmosphere we offer our customers a wide range of professional treatment options. Our competent team is also personally available for information and questions.

Small fillings

Composite fillings are usually the best solution for small defects in the posterior and anterior regions. They are individually fabricated directly in the mouth and are tooth-colored and therefore particularly inconspicuous. 

Composite fillings consist of synthetic materials, which are filled with ceramic particles and have approximately the hardness of the tooth. They can hardly or not be distinguished from the own tooth substance with the naked eye.

Furthermore, smaller defects could be treated with compomers, cements and with amalgam. However, these only partially or insufficiently fulfill the required material properties and also the desired esthetic properties and are therefore not recommended.

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Large fillings

For larger defects in the posterior and anterior regions, ceramic inlays, onlays or veneers individually fabricated in the laboratory are recommended. Ceramics are superior to composites in terms of esthetics and durability.

Furthermore, larger defects could be restored with composite, cements, amalgam or gold inlays. However, these usually meet the required material properties and esthetic demands only partially or inadequately and are therefore not recommended.

The above-mentioned advantages of individually fabricated ceramic inlays, onlays or veneers are not only reflected in the gentle and less invasive procedure. Also the financial expenditure is in a good relation to the excellent dental care.

The prerequisites are sufficient bone conditions and a good physical constitution.

Frequently asked questions about filling therapy

What is an inlay?

An inlay is an "insert filling", i.e. a dental filling that is placed in the tooth. In many cases it is made of gold or ceramics, plastics and titanium are also used.

When do you place onlays at Zahnpark Mannheim?

If the filling extends beyond the cusps of the tooth, it is called an onlay. Like the inlay, the onlay is used when damaged tooth substance has been removed and the missing area now needs to be functionally repaired or replaced.

How long do dental fillings last?

Decisive for how long your dental fillings last are both the material used and the care your teeth and fillings receive. Often you can use the fillings for many years without them being affected.

Therefore, we recommend good and regular dental care and regular check-ups at Zahnpark Mannheim.

What is a biocompatible dental filling?

Biocompatible dental fillings are made of materials that do not have a negative impact on your organism and health when in contact with your tissues.

We will be glad to offer you suitable variants for your needs.

What are compomers?

Compomers are materials consisting of plastic and so-called glass ionomer cement. The latter is a mixture of glass particles and quartz particles.

A great advantage of the material is that it can be easily hardened in the mouth with the help of UV light.

Is amalgam still used today?

While amalgam used to be very common for the production of dental fillings, it is now rarely used in Germany. It is an alloy of tin, copper, mercury and silver.

In many other countries, its use in dental fillings is completely banned.


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