Dental Filling

Dental Filling

A dental filling restores the function, integrity, shape, and structure of your teeth, damaged by decay or fracture. Moreover, a restoration closes off the places where bacteria can enter, preventing further decay. Diva Dental Clinic offers affordable tooth restorations in Bangalore. If your teeth have a cavity, meet your dentist for a good restoration. 

Why should you get A Dental Filling?

  • For instance, whenever sweet foods and its particles and plaque remain on your teeth for a long time, bacteria can accumulate releasing toxins and acids damaging tooth enamel causing referred pain or sensitivity.
  • Afterward, A portion of the tooth chips away becoming a cavity.
  • In particular, restorations closes small holes in teeth created by decay-causing bacteria, which helps in protecting teeth.
  • If the decay is left untreated it reaches the pulp tissue of the root canal.
  • Thus, there may be intense pain or tooth sensitivity to hot or cold foods and discomfort.
  • Hence, The infection could spread further, causing tooth loss.
  • The decay causes cavities of all sizes and shapes which require cement.
  • In particular, even small cavities in teeth require restorations.
  • Chewing on hard materials like pencils, slips, and falls or auto accidents results in tooth fracture.
  • Discoloration of teeth occurs after heavy exposure to wine, coffee, sodas, and candies on the tooth surface.
  • A dentist may apply cement to discolored teeth as a cosmetic procedure.
  • The entire tooth structure is at risk when decay occurs.
  • The dentist applies restorations for enhanced support of the tooth structure.

A tooth cement improves the surface, aiding the function of the jaw for biting and chewing.

Tooth Restoration Procedure

  1. First, the dentist informs you about the entire step-by-step cavity preparation procedure.
  2. Afterward, he administers a local anesthetic to lessen the discomfort which may occur during the process.
  3. Afterward, the dentist uses a drill, air abrasion instrument, or a laser to remove the decayed parts.
  4. An acid gel cleanses the area of bacteria and debris.
  5. The dentist applies the cement material to the area and fills the cavity.
  6. To place the composite material, the dentist isolates the affected tooth. This prevents moisture from affecting the bonding process.
  7. Composite restoration requires adhesives to bond. The composite material depends on a special bonding light to harden.
  8. Finally, the dentist performs a final polish to complete the tooth restoration procedure.
  9. The dentist gives instructions on how to prevent decay from forming underneath the cement. 
  10. This protects other teeth from decay. Contact the best dentist in Bangalore to restore your teeth-affected caries.

What are the type of dental cements?

You can choose from the different types of tooth cement. Each restoration has a specific set of characteristics.

Silver Amalgam

Silver amalgam is a mix of silver, copper, mercury, zinc, and tin. Dentists find amalgam restorations, easy to place. Moreover, the properties of amalgam make it a strong cement. A silver amalgam cement can last for several years. They are strong and can withstand heavy chewing forces.Amalgam cements have a few disadvantages.

  • They do not match the color of teeth.
  • They are not resistant to tarnish and corrosion.
  • Non-bonded cements do not stick to teeth.

Composite Filling

The good news is composite resin restoration is made up of a mixture of plastic and fine glass particles. These restorations match the color of the front teeth or visible parts of the tooth. They don’t require much drilling, unlike silver amalgam.The composite resin may cost a few hundred more than amalgam. Contact a dentist nearby who can help you with a composite restoration.

Glass Ionomer Filling

They are made of acrylic and a glass component called fluoroaluminosilicate and match the color of teeth. GIC help to fill in areas on front teeth, around tooth neck, or at the roots. Glass ionomer cement's the best material of choice for severe decay in parts that extend below the gums. They are comparable with composite resin and can last for 5 years. Glass ionomer releases fluoride which prevents further decay. This cement stick to teeth preventing leakage.

GIC cement is stronger than composite resin which can wear or fracture. They don’t match tooth color as precisely as composite resin. 

Are dental filling procedures painful?

Your dentist may use an anesthetic material and there’s absolutely no pain during the process. You feel some tingling after the anesthesia wears off. The dentist might give pain relievers to help with soreness after treatment.  

What is the best dental cements used to restore a tooth?

Composites are best for restorative materials. BPA-free nanohybrid composites are the best material for restoring cavities. Organically modified ceramics called ormocers are also used in restoration. They are biocompatible and have no toxic material. Get to know the important cement when you meet our Dentist in Bangalore.

How long does a dental filling last?

Tooth Cement can last for years but many times replaced due to wear and tear. Silver amalgam is known to last for 10-15 years. Composite resins could last for 5 years. The time frame depends on the pressure of chewing and the size of the cavity.

Do composite fillings fall out?

The composite filling could fall out If you bite too hard substances on a tooth. If saliva gets into the cavity when the filling is placed, it could disrupt the bonding process. This is why you need a good dentist to prevent composite fillings from falling out. The filling could also come out if decay has developed underneath it. Very hard brushing and flossing can also result in the cement getting dislodged.