Dental Filling is a procedure to restore missing Tooth structure, if not done in time can result in decay or trauma. This Decay converts that tooth in a hollow tooth. To protect it from further decaying and to fill the gap Dental Filling is a must. Teeth that are broken or cracked due to habits like nail biting, grinding etc a filling is used to repair those teeth also.
Symptoms that indicates the requirement of Filling are as below:
To prevent further decaying or damage to your tooth and to protect it for a long, Dental Filling is required.
To keep your teeth safe from decaying, get fillings done timely is necessary. If you ignore this, the outer part of your teeth i.e. Enamel got damaged / decayed, because of this the hard part below Enamel i.e. Dentin will get exposed and the bacteria in your mouth will start infecting Dentin, this will cause sensitivity problem. At this time if you ignore the problem in next stage the infection will reach to the nerve, which will finally damage the tooth and the only option remain with you will be Root Canal treatment. This may affect other tooth also.
Dental Fillings are of various types. The type of filling to be used will depend upon the condition of decay and other factors such as a person being allergic to a material. The different type of fillings available are:
This old age filling is long lasting. In this type, Silver Filling is comparatively inexpensive but gold though expensive is a preferred choice because they can withstand chewing forces and last usually from 10-15 years.
These are the most researched and widely used by dental professionals since quite long time. They are made of several metals combined, therefore, they have very high strength quality.
These are of the same color as your teeth. These are preferred when a person does not want their filing to be seen. It is recommended & suitable for front teeth. It bonds well with the tooth structure. It is also used for a chipped tooth, however, does not last long as compared to metal and amalgam filling and can also tear off with time.
The porcelain filling is best suited if you have serious aesthetic concerns. These cover most part of the tooth, as a result, can be used if the decay is large enough. This long-lasting filling does not stain or wear off easily.
The longevity of Dental Filling depends upon the material of the filling. It also depends on how well you take care of your filling. The life of Dental Filling varies from 10 years to 20 years.
Yes, but the chances are rare.
Visit your dentist as soon as your Dental Filling comes out.
If you have sensitivity even after getting the filling done, then it is likely that your filling is about to come off OR if you feel pressure while eating or have a constant toothache then the chances of it’s coming off is high.