Dental Filling & Restoration
DENTAL FILLING AND RESTORATION
Dental filling is used to repair minor fractures or decay in the teeth, as a form of restorative dental treatment.
A dental filling can help to even out the surface of the tooth and improve the function of the jaw for biting and chewing. Many patients with tooth decay also suffer from sensitivity of the teeth due to loss of enamel, which can also be improved significantly with the placement of a dental filling.
WHEN DENTAL FILLING ARE NEEDED
- A Toothache or Sharp Pain.
- Dark Spot or Hole in Tooth
- Broken or Lost Filling
- Tooth Decay Process
- Cavity Formation
- Cavity Prevention.
TYPES OF DENTAL FILLINGS
Dental Fillings are of various types. The type of filling to be used will depend upon the condition of decay and other factors such as a person being allergic to a material. The different type of fillings available are:
This old age filling is long lasting. In this type, Silver Filling is comparatively inexpensive. But gold though expensive is a preferred choice. Because they can withstand chewing forces and last usually from 10-15 years.
These are the most researched and widely used by dental professionals since quite long now. They are made of several metals combined and therefore, they have high strength.
These are of the same color as your teeth. These are preferred if a person does not want their filing to be seen. It is recommended & suitable for front teeth. It bonds well with the tooth structure. It is also used for a chipped tooth, however, does not last long as compared to metal and amalgam filling and can also wear off with time.
Porcelain / Ceramic Filling
The porcelain filling is best suited if you have serious aesthetic concerns. These cover most part of the tooth, as a result, can be used if the decay is large enough. This long-lasting filling does not stain or wear off easily.