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Dental Fillings

The Filling Process​

  • Examination and X-rays: To determine the extent of tooth decay and the best course of action.
  • Anesthesia: Local anesthesia is administered to ensure your comfort during the procedure.
  • Decay Removal: The decayed tooth material is carefully removed.
  • Tooth Cleaning: The cavity is cleaned to prepare for the filling.
  • Filling Placement: The chosen filling material is placed into the cavity and shaped to match the contours of your tooth.
  • Polishing: Finally, the filling is polished to ensure a smooth finish and proper bite alignment.

Why Dental Fillings Are Necessary?​

Tooth decay is a common issue that, if left untreated, can lead to more significant problems, including pain, infection, and even tooth loss. Dental fillings halt decay by removing the damaged tooth material, cleaning the affected area, and filling the cavity with a durable material that helps prevent further decay and strengthens the tooth.

Before & After

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FAQs

Dental fillings are used to repair cavities and restore decayed teeth. They remove the decayed tooth material, clean the affected area, and fill the cavity with a material that prevents further decay and strengthens the tooth.

The filling process itself is painless because we use local anesthesia to numb the area. Some patients might experience mild sensitivity or discomfort after the anesthesia wears off, but this usually subsides quickly.

The lifespan of a dental filling depends on the material used and your oral hygiene practices. Composite fillings can last 5-10 years, while metal fillings like gold or amalgam may last 10-15 years or longer with proper care.

We recommend waiting until the numbness from the anesthesia wears off before eating to avoid biting your cheek or tongue. With some fillings, you might need to wait a specific time before eating hard or sticky foods.

Signs you might need a filling include tooth sensitivity, a visible hole or dark spot on your tooth, pain when biting down, or a piece of your tooth has chipped away. However, not all cavities present noticeable symptoms, so regular dental check-ups are essential.

Yes, there are several types of fillings, including composite (tooth-colored), amalgam (silver-colored), gold, and ceramic. Each type has its advantages in terms of durability, aesthetics, and cost.

The process involves numbing the area around the tooth, removing decay, cleaning the cavity, and then filling it with the chosen material. The filling is then shaped and polished to restore your tooth’s natural appearance and function.

Yes, old or damaged fillings can be replaced. If a filling is worn out, cracked, or there is new decay around it, we can remove the old filling and place a new one to protect your tooth from further damage.

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