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What is Tooth Filling?

What is Tooth Filling?

Posted by Roshan Emam on Sep 22 2021, 12:00 PM

Dental Fillings assist in filling up teeth gaps and preventing additional deterioration from it. Fillings may help restore teeth worn down by dental habits like teeth grinding and nail-biting. Teeth can be filled with materials like gold, porcelain, silver amalgam, tooth-colored, plastic, and composite resin materials.

Why Should You Consider Dental Fillings?

Fillings restore natural functioning and appearance while preventing future deterioration. Historically, all fillings were composed of metal amalgam, but advancements in dental technology have led to the development of alternative filling materials like composite fillings.

Benefits of Tooth Filling

Dental fillings are the least expensive medical treatments to repair cracked to broken teeth. That is one of the reasons it is critical to see your dentist as soon as possible if you find any cavities in your mouth. Once the cavity has grown large enough to jeopardize the pulp chamber, you're going to have to pay much more than fillings to preserve the tooth.

Advantages of Dental Fillings

  • It prevents the cavity from expanding.
  • Strengthens the tooth's structure
  • Aids in the repair of shattered teeth
  • Dental fillings may help restore the natural color of your teeth
  • Prevents tooth decay

Process of Dental Filling 

Dental Fillings are often necessary when a tooth becomes decayed. It may help prevent additional harm to your tooth and safeguard. The first stage in this procedure is to determine the severity of the infection. It is because Dental Fillings are only appropriate for mild fractures and deterioration.

Then the dentist will next inspect the tooth, and, if necessary, the dentist will take an X-ray to get more accurate information. Depending on the extent of the decay, anesthesia is used to numb the region around the damaged tooth.

The decaying or damaged tooth, as well as the surrounding regions, are then prepped for restoration. The space is then filled with a filler material. The kind of filling will vary depending on the circumstances and the individual.

Roshan Emam D.D.S. and our dental experts can provide further information about the advantages of fillings and assist you in determining which kind of filling is right for you. For more details, call us at (650) 321-0340 or check out our website. You can also visit us at 850 Middlefield Rd. Suite 8, Palo Alto, CA 94301.

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