Dental Filling

Dental Filling

A dental filling restores the function, integrity, shape, and structure of your teeth, damaged by decay or fracture. Moreover, a restoration closes off the places where bacteria can enter. Our expert team offers affordable tooth restorations in Bangalore. If your teeth have a cavity, meet your dentist for a good restoration.

Why should you get A Dental Filling?

  • For instance, whenever sweet foods and food particles and plaque remain on your teeth for a long time, bacteria can accumulate releasing toxins and acids damaging tooth enamel causing referred pain or sensitivity.
  • Afterward, A portion of the tooth chips away becoming a cavity.
  • In particular, restorations seals holes created by decay and bacteria, which helps in protecting teeth.
  • If the decay is left untreated it reaches the pulp tissue of the root canal.
  • Thus, there may be intense pain or tooth sensitivity to hot or cold foods and discomfort.
  • Hence, The infection could spread further, causing tooth loss.
  • The decay causes cavities of all sizes and shapes which require cement.
  • In particular, even small cavities in teeth require restorations.
  • Chewing on hard materials like pencils, slips, and accidents results in tooth fractures.
  • Discoloration of teeth occurs after heavy exposure to wine, coffee, sodas, and candies on the tooth surface.
  • A dentist may apply cement to discolored teeth as a cosmetic procedure.
  • The entire tooth structure is at risk when decay occurs.
  • The dentist applies restorations for enhanced support of the tooth structure.

What are the type of dental cements?

You can choose from the different types of tooth cement. Each restoration has a specific set of characteristics.

Silver Amalgam

Silver amalgam fillings are a mix of silver, copper, mercury, zinc, and tin. Dentists find amalgam restorations, easy to place. Moreover, the properties of amalgam make it a strong cement. A silver amalgam cement can last for several years. They are strong and can withstand heavy chewing forces compared to gold filling materials. Amalgam cement has a few disadvantages.

  • They do not match the color of teeth.
  • They are not resistant to tarnish and corrosion.
  • Non-bonded cement does not stick to teeth.

Composite Filling

The good news is composite resin restoration is made up of a mixture of plastic and fine glass particles. These restorations match the color of the front teeth or visible parts of the tooth. They don’t require much drilling, unlike silver amalgam. The composite resin may cost a few hundred more than amalgam. Contact a dentist nearby who can help you with a composite restoration.

Glass Ionomer Filling

They consist of acrylic and a glass component called fluoroaluminosilicate and match the color of teeth. GIC help to fill in areas on front teeth, around tooth neck, or at the roots. Glass ionomer cement's the best material of choice for severe decay in parts that extend below the gums. They are comparable with composite resin and can last for 5 years. Glass ionomer releases fluoride which prevents further decay. This cement stick to teeth preventing leakage.

GIC cement is stronger than composite resin which can wear or fracture. They don’t match tooth color as precisely as composite resin. 

Are dental filling procedures painful?

Your dentist may use an anesthetic material and there’s absolutely no pain during the process. You feel some tingling after the anesthesia wears off. The dentist might give pain relievers to help with soreness after treatment.  

What is the best dental cements used to restore a tooth?

Composites are best for restorative materials. BPA-free nanohybrid composites are the best material for restoring cavities. Organically modified ceramics called ormocers are also used in restoration. They are biocompatible and have no toxic material. Get to know the important cement when you meet our Dentist in Bangalore.

How long does a tooth filling last?

Tooth Cement can last for years but is often replaced due to wear and tear. Silver amalgam lasts for 10-15 years. Composite resins could last for 5 years. The time frame depends on the pressure of chewing and the size of the cavity.

Do composite fillings fall out?

The composite filling could fall out If you bite too hard substances on a tooth. If saliva gets into the cavity when the cement is placed, it could disrupt the bonding process. This is why you need a good dentist to prevent composite fillings from falling out. The restoration could also come out if decay has developed underneath it. Very hard brushing and flossing can also result in the cement getting dislodged.