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Filling

In dentistry, a filling is a material used to restore a tooth that has been damaged by decay or injury. Here’s a breakdown of what fillings are and the different types available:

  • Purpose: Fillings are used to:

    • Repair cavities caused by tooth decay, preventing further damage.
    • Restore a chipped or cracked tooth.
    • Replace worn-down tooth structure.
    • Support a dental crown or bridge.
  • Types of Fillings:

    • Composite Resin Fillings: These tooth-colored fillings are the most common type. They are durable, aesthetically pleasing, and can be bonded directly to the tooth.
    • Silver (Amalgam) Fillings: These traditional fillings are strong and long-lasting, but their dark color makes them less aesthetically pleasing than composite fillings.
    • Gold Fillings: Less commonly used today, gold fillings are very durable but also the most expensive option.
  • The Filling Procedure:

    1. Local Anesthesia (Optional): Depending on the location and severity of the cavity, your dentist may administer local anesthesia to numb the area.
    2. Removal of Decay: The dentist will use a drill or laser to remove the decayed or damaged tooth structure.
    3. Cleaning and Disinfection: The area is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected to prevent further infection.
    4. Filling Placement: The chosen filling material is placed in the prepared cavity and shaped to restore the tooth’s original form and function.
    5. Hardening and Polishing: The filling material is hardened with a special light if needed, and then polished for a smooth finish.
  • Benefits of Fillings:

    • Prevent further tooth decay and infection.
    • Restore tooth structure and functionality.
    • Reduce tooth sensitivity caused by decay.
    • Improve the appearance of teeth (especially with composite fillings).
  • Recovery After Fillings:

    Generally, recovery after a filling is quick and painless. You may experience some minor sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures for a short period. Your dentist will provide specific instructions on caring for your new filling.

Remember: Fillings are a crucial part of maintaining good oral health. By addressing cavities promptly with fillings, you can prevent more extensive dental problems in the future.