A tooth filling is also called as restoration, it is a dental process you have to experience while going through the treatment for tooth Decay. It normally includes removal of the infected part of the tooth and filling the following empty space with a restoration material. Tooth fillings are also utilized in cases of chipped teeth or fractured teeth and also in some cases of damaged teeth. Here in this article we will explain more about tooth filling procedure.
First of all dentist will use the local anesthetic to numb the part to be worked up on (this is mainly outcomes in the loss of ache sensation which lets you sit calmly at the time of procedure). After this a drill is utilized to remove the decayed area of the tooth and then the cavity formed after the drilling is unsoiled of the bacteria and debris. A lining layer of a proper material may be used to the surface of the cavity floor to prevent the pulp in instances of deep cavities.
The composite sealing wax which looks like the natural tooth color is used in few layers. After adding of every layer, a particular light is used on it which aids in solidifying of the composite sealing wax.
After this procedure the doctor would provide finishing like polishing, shaping and also removal of any too much material.
Types of Filling Materials:
There are lots of options when you are searching for an exact Tooth Filling material. The options of the tooth filling material mainly depends on the area like back/front, kind of cavity and also what you foresee from a filling like Aesthetics/ Durability. Given below is some of the tooth filling material:
It is one of the long-lasting and has great strength but it is very costly and might appear unattractive to the patient.
Silver Amalgam Filling:
It is also long-lasting and also has a great potency which can endure chewing pressures but it is unattractive, can discolor near tooth formation, can cause fractures in the tooth and also probable allergic reactions.
Composites (Tooth Colored):
Composites are mainly utilized extensively as a tooth filling material normally as of its attractive visuals and a composite whose color suitable especially to the teeth is not difficult to locate. They also link well with the tooth structure. Thus, they are not long-lasting, can chip and stain comfortably and also inexpensive when compared to amalgam fillings.
There are some other filling materials such as Glass Ionomer Cement and Porcelain are also utilized for tooth filling.
There is also Indirect Filling, which is used in some instances of lacking remaining tooth structure, which cannot hold the conventional filling. Its process will be different from the conventional filling. This type of filling is made in the laboratory after getting an impression from the patient’s mouth. This is fixed on the patient’s next meeting after ensuring it suitable rightly and easily in the patient’s mouth. There are mainly two types of indirect fillings such as Onlays and Inlays.
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