Dental fillings are materials used to restore and repair teeth that have been damaged. When a tooth develops a cavity, a hole or pit is created in the enamel and dentin, which are the hard outer layers of the tooth. Dental fillings are used to fill these cavities and restore the tooth’s structure and function.
Different kinds of dental fillings treatment
Composite resin fillings
Ceramic or porcelain fillings:
Glass ionomer fillings:
When does one need dental fillings?
Here are some situations where dental fillings treatment may be necessary.
Replacement of old fillings: Dental fillings are not permanent and might need to be replaced after several years. As they age, fillings can deteriorate, become loose, or develop new decay around their edges. Regular check-ups can help identify the need for replacing old dental fillings.
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What are the advantages of dental fillings?
By filling up the cavities or damaged areas in the teeth, fillings stop bacteria from entering the tooth and causing further decay.
Fillings can be done only when the caries do not reach the inner pulpal layer.