What is Tooth Filling?

If your tooth is decayed or bacteria has infected your tooth nerves then what are you waiting for,  get your tooth filling treatment here at Global Dental Centre. We have our expert dentist, best known for their dental services. A filling is a procedure to restore a tooth destructed by decay or contamination back to its normal function and shape. Remember when a dentist gives you a filling, he or she first removes the contaminated tooth material, cleans the infected area, and then fills the cleaned out area of a tooth with a filling material.  By filling the infected area of the tooth after cleaning a dentist ensures closing off spaces so that the bacteria cannot refill the space, by filling the cleaned tooth one can easily prevent further decay. Both scientific studies and clinical experience have shown that tooth-coloured restorations (fillings) are safe, reliable and long-lasting. Plus, they look great.

Metal fillings vs tooth-coloured fillings.

Not only do tooth-coloured fillings offer an aesthetic alternative to “silver” (dental amalgam) fillings or gold fillings that’s hard to match — they may also allow for a more conservative treatment method that preserves more of the tooth’s structure. Tooth-coloured fillings are made of a blend, or “composite,” of plastic resins and silica fillers. These fillings are matched to be of the same colour as your teeth are and therefore used where a natural appearance is desired. The ingredients used for this kind of filling is mixed and placed directly into the cavity, where it gets harder. These substances mimic many of the qualities of natural tooth structure, such as wear-resistance and translucency. Dental composites also help strengthen teeth. Added to this there exist porcelain fillings, also called inlays or onlays, that are produced in the lab and are bonded to the tooth for tight fixing. They can be matched to the colour of the tooth and resist staining. A porcelain restoration generally covers a large portion of the tooth. If decay or any kind of bacteria or a fracture has infected a large portion of the tooth then, a crown or a cap is preferred. Based on looks alone, it’s easy to see why you’d want a tooth-coloured restoration in your mouth.

The Process of Filling a Tooth.

There are numerous reasons why a tooth may need to get filled or restored. Some of the common reasons are decay and chipping. Dentists at Global Dental Centre treat tooth decay according to the case requirement, we rank at the top in dental care in Indore because of the individualised treatment offered. The procedure of tooth filling begins with the examination of the extent and the reason for the decay. Once the area has been anaesthetized by injection the tooth is then developed by removing the decay thus, making it ready for the restorations. In the next step, tooth filling material is set in the exact space of the tooth. Once the fillings have secured the exact position of tooth structure, the process is then said to be completed.  Now the twist in the story is that to shape the tooth there is the requirement of making a series of undercuts. These undercuts are given to hold the material in place. This is done in order to achieve a good structural bond of teeth with the fillings. Unlike amalgam fillings, composite resin fillings don’t require a series of undercuts to strengthen the tooth. Composite resin filling forms an intimate physical and mechanical bond with the tooth directly. This is a more conservative treatment. It may ultimately lead to a better and longer-lasting restoration.

When Can Tooth-Colored Fillings Be Used?

Composite resins are better recommended for small and moderate sized restorations. These restorations encompass the most common type of fillings. These fillings are durable, reliable, fracture-resistant and these can easily tolerate the chewing pressure. The procedure of tooth filling may be completed in one or more than one visit depending on how much of restoration is required by the tooth. Alternatively if in case a large portion of tooth material is required to get replaced then, that part may be fabricated outside the mouth and later on affixed to the tooth. Whatever the situation, the best way to determine whether tooth-coloured fillings are right for you is to come in and consult with us. The Global Dental Centre can help you by explaining the appropriate options that can help you select the best way to commence on with the treatment. Our main motive is to help you achieve — and keep — a healthy-looking smile.

We hope you have learned a lot about tooth filling, when do you require it, and many more.  If you feel you need tooth filling then without any delay consult our dentists for better and successful results.