Dental Fillings

Dental Fillings

Dental Fillings

If a tooth gets damaged due to decay its shape and its function gets affected. It might result in the formation of cavity and bacteria might enter your teeth. A filling is a dental treatment which helps to restore a damaged tooth. It also enables the damaged tooth to restore its normal function and also its natural shape.

 

How does a dentist determine if a filling is required?

Only a dentist can detect whether you have a cavity that needs to be filled. During a dental check up, the dentist will use a small mirror to carefully examine the surfaces of each tooth. If they spot any abnormality, they check it closely with specialized instruments. He or she might also x-ray a section of your mouth or the entire mouth.

They will decide upon the type of treatment depending on the extent of damage caused by the decay.

 

How is the dental filling done?

  • The dentist first removes the decayed tooth material.
  • They clean the affected area thoroughly
  • The cleaned out cavity is filled with a filling material.

 

What are the different types of Dental Fillings?

Different materials are used for fillings by the dentists at Habbu Dental World, Pune. They decide what’s right for you by the extent of the repair. They will also check whether you are allergic to certain materials and the cost. The different materials used for dental fillings include:

  • Gold fillings: They are well tolerated by gum tissues, and may last for more than 20 years. But is a very expensive choice and also requires multiple visits.
  • Amalgam silver fillings: They are resistant to wear and are relatively inexpensive. As they are more noticeable than porcelain or composite restorations they are not usually used in very visible areas, such as front teeth.
  • Composite plastic resins: They are matched to be the same color as that of your teeth and therefore used where a natural appearance is desired. They can also become easily stained from tea, coffee or tobacco, and do not last long like other fillings.
  • Porcelain fillings: They can be matched to the color of the tooth and resist staining. This filling generally covers most of the tooth. Their as expensive as gold.

 

The dentists at Habbu Dental World suggests that a filling helps to close off spaces where bacteria can enter and also helps prevent further decay.

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