Fillings or Dental Fillings, a dental procedure the dentist uses to fill the tooth with some material, generally composite resin, after removing the cavity (decay or caries). Fillings are one of the most common dental procedures done throughout the world. Your dentist will tell you what type of materials are best for restoring your teeth and how to perform them well.
Dental Fillings come in different types. These types depend on which material the fillings consist of. It also depends on the preference of the patient as well as the opinion of the dentist.
Types of Filings
The Dental Fillings are of different types:
- Composite Resin filling (tooth-colored): mostly used in our office.
- Silver amalgam filling.
The type of Fillings is often recommended by the dentist depending upon various factors that suit the patient. You can select the type of fillings on the basis of their price and durability as well.
Our team uses composite resin to restore teeth. It is tooth-colored, esthetic, and durable.
Why Should I Get the Dental Fillings?
Dental Fillings is a safe and reliable dental procedure. Keep in mind that dental fillings are the best way to prevent complete tooth damage or loss. Following are some points about why should you get the Dental Fillings:
- For the treatment of some minor problems such as decaying of teeth or dental cleaning of the teeth.
- Dental procedures such as protecting the tooth from further decay or damage require filling the removed part immediately.
- Removal of the pulp after a root canal requires a filling to maintain the proper dental hygiene of your mouth and to protect the tooth. Several times, the tooth after a root canal will need a crown as well.
How Dentists Perform Dental Fillings?
Dentists perform dental fillings with extreme care. We are going to talk about all the crucial steps, a dentist performs during Dental Fillings:
- The dentist first, uses a suitable anesthetic agent to numb the specific region around the tooth.
- Proper cleaning, to remove any kind of dirt or foreign particle, that can cause a dental problem.
- Removal of the damaged area with the aid of a small drill.
- In the end, the dentist fills up the prepared area with the dental filling material.
- Multilayer hardening and polishing of the filling material give the final touch to the procedure.
Keep in Mind
Dental fillings prevent further decay and damage to your teeth. Therefore, when fillings are recommended to you, the dental team wants the best outcome for your teeth.
Dental Fillings include Filling the tooth with a restorative material such as composite resin. The Filling prevents further decay and other damages to the teeth.