What are Dental Fillings?
It is a rather common way to restore a tooth that has been damaged by caries or dental trauma (tooth fracture) to its normal function and shape.
Materials used for sealing include
- gold (inlays | Onlays)
- composite resin (white dental fillings)
- porcelain (inlays | Onlays|in major tooth decay)
- and amalgam (no longer used).
Tooth Fillings Without Injection !!!
And yet it is possible :
if the area of the tooth restoration has a small|medium size, then anesthesia is not necessary!
Amalgam Silver fillings vs White dental fillings|Which one is better?
Amalgam Silver fillings are not in use anymore.
Our dental office uses only White dental fillings!!!
A few words about dental filling materials:
The gold inlays | Onlays:
require that digital impression of the teeth and occlusion be taken prior to the manufacturing in a dental laboratory (2 appointments required).
They are well tolerated by gum tissue and can last for more than 30 years.
However, it is often the most expensive option and requires many visits.
White porcelain inlays | Onlays:
like the golden inlays|onlays require that digital impression of the teeth and occlusion be taken prior to the manufacturing in a dental laboratory (2 appointments required).
They are attached to the tooth, and are designed to match your existing teeth occlusion and dental aesthetics.
Their cost is similar to gold.
Endodontic treatment before|after dental filling:
When we need it:
Caries that has reached the nerve can be treated in two ways:
- through the protection of the pulp, where possible.
- through Root Canal Treatment|Endodontic treatment of the tooth canals .
How do I know if a tooth needs a dental filling?
Only your dentist can detect if you have a caries that needs to be treated with a dental filling and the type of the filling, which will be determined by:
- the extent of tooth decay to be restored
- any allergies to any of the materials
- and the cost
The type of treatment your dentist chooses will depend on the extent of the damage caused by tooth decay.