Dental Fillings

Tooth Coloured Fillings

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Tooth coloured fillings are fast becoming the mainstay of dental fillings, rendering other compositions such as silver amalgams obsolete. We ourselves prefer tooth coloured fillings as they blend well and are minimally conspicuous thus ensuring our patients have an everlasting, radiant smile.


TYPES OF FILLING MATERIALS:

There are numerous filling materials available in the market today, and the choice depends on a multitude of factors, ranging from the location of the tooth to be filled in, to its shade, etc. We can best decide only on a detailed examination in person. Here are the common filling materials:

1.COMPOSITE FILLING MATERIAL:

These are also known as plastic or white fillings. They are used in teeth where you do not bite down hard.

Advantages:
1.These can be done in one appointment itself in most cases.
2.They are the same colour as your teeth and thus blend in easily.
3.Very economical as compared to gold fillings.

2.GLASS IONOMER MATERIALS

These too, are used in teeth that do not bite down hard. They are put all at once and not layer wise.

Advantages:
1. They contain fluoride which serves to prevent tooth decay
2. They don't have to be put layer by layer as was the case in composite fillings
3. They are economical in comparison to gold fillings
4. They are the same colour as your natural teeth
5. These can be done in one appointment.

3.PORCELAIN MATERIAL

This is the most common filling material used. It can be used on teeth in any part of the mouth, as it has a harder consistency as compared to the rest. A tooth coloured crown can be made with porcelain and metal in a dental lab. However, these are indirect fillings and mostly require two appointments.

Advantages:
1. Can be used in any part of the mouth.
2. Hard and brittle, thus increased durability
3. They are the same colour as your teeth.
4. Long lasting.

INDICATIONS FOR TOOTH FILLINGS:

-Decaying tooth
-Broken tooth
-Chipped tooth
-Cracked tooth

PROCEDURE:

The tooth is numbed and the decayed tooth cleaner out. We then put a bonding material in the cavity over which the respective filling is applied(layered in case of composite). The filling is then thoroughly shaped and polished such that your tooth becomes as good as new!

AFTER THE PROCEDURE:

You may experience transient tooth sensitivity after the procedure.
Practice good oral hygiene for best results.
Regular dental visits are advised.

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