Even before our sugar-filled diets, people experienced tooth decay. What ancient societies needed were a tube of toothpaste, toothbrushes and regular check-ups by a dentist.
While in the past, fillings consisted of bitumen, beeswax and other organic matter, today, we use more effective materials and methods. These include silver amalgam fillings and white composite dental fillings.
Although silver amalgam fillings last longer than composite ones, they are less preferred by patients because of their unappealing appearance. Whatever choice you make, we will restore your too structure for a happier smile.
Depending on the material, dental fillings can last seven to ten years. Your dentist will determine whether or not your filling is old, cracked, or needs replacement. If you visit the dentist regularly, they will notice if you need a new filling.
Fillings can also restore a tooth that is chipped or worn down due to teeth grinding. A filling significantly repairs a tooth, restoring its appearance and functionality.
To ensure cavities stop getting worse, you will need a dental filling. When your dentist cleans out your dental cavity, they remove the bacteria that cause tooth decay, reducing the risk of further decay in that area of the tooth and preventing the cavity from growing.
The substance used for fillings will help fortify the tooth. Decay eats away at a tooth which causes a tooth to lose its natural strength and break.
Keep in mind that a cavity is a potential indicator of dental deterioration. Without prompt dental care, a cavity can quickly worsen and infect an affected tooth. By being treated with a filling, you’re stopping the cavity in its tracks.
Examine the tooth and decay
Numb the area before dealing with the decayed enamel
Clean and reshape the hole to fit the filling
Fill the hole and cure with a laser or heat
Make sure your bite is healthy and effective
Make appointments to maintain good oral health and prevent potential dental problems.