What are Dental Fillings and When is it required?
Breakdown of the tooth surface due to bacterial invasion, cavities or other forms of tooth decay leads to the erosion of the tooth surface that can be filled.
When the damage is limited to the surface of the tooth and has not reached the nerve or pulp of the tooth, Dental Fillings can be done.
The surface of the tooth turns blackish and food starts getting accumulated in the region. The affected tooth becomes sensitive to hot and cold intake.
Treatment Procedure and Post Treatment Care:
A dentist cleans and removes decayed portion of teeth with the help of air rotor and fills it with certain material that sticks on permanently. The tooth can be used normally almost immediately and periodical check-ups are required to ensure good health of the filling. At Swastik Dental Care, we offer expert solutions in Dental fillings in Pimpri-chinchwad, Pune.
Different Types of Dental Fillings:
Amalgam: These are fillings made by using a combination of mercury and other metals like silver, copper or tin.
Composite Resin Fillings: Composite Resin Fillings are fillings made with Resin, a material that is strong, durable andhas a close resemblance to the colour of the tooth. A dentist places the composite (tooth coloured plastic and glass mixture) in layers and uses a specialized light to harden each layer.
Inlays and Onlays: Inlays and Onlays are prescribed in cases where the extent of the tooth decay is such that it does not need a crown and can be treated with Dental Fillings.
Advantages of Dental Fillings:
The tooth retains its original form and function without much discomfort to the patient.Timely filling of the tooth can prevent extensive and expensive treatment like Root Canal or Tooth removal.