Dental Filling is a method to repair a fractured/damaged tooth by decay or injury back to its normal function and shape and helps avoid further decay. Your dentist will first remove decayed/damaged tooth material, cleans the affected area and prepare the tooth which will be filled with the suitable filling material.
In-case you have a cavity or fractured tooth and considering having a dental filling, the only way to conclude if you need a dental filling is through your dentist during dental check-up. Your dentist will then explain it to you which type of filling is best for you, taking into consideration the size and location of the cavity and your dental history.
There are several types of dental fillings accessible:
Composite Fillings –are made from a mixture of plastic and fine glass particles and matches the color of the tooth. Thus, composite fillings are used most often on front teeth or the visible parts of the tooth.
Amalgam Fillings –are made from a mixture of metals, thus don’t match the color of your teeth. This type of filling is used most often for fillings in the back teeth. These fillings are very strong and usually last at least ten years if not longer. According to the American Dental Association, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U. S. Food and Drug Administration and World Health Organization all agree that based on extensive scientific evidence, dental amalgam is a safe and effective cavity-filling material.Leave a reply →