Tooth Fillings

An Overview of Tooth Fillings

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.

Benefits of Dental Filling

Fillings can last for a long time

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.

Brings damaged teeth back to full function

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.

Cavities are stopped in their growth processes

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.


Fillings improve tooth aesthetics

Tooth damage, especially at the front of your mouth, can cause humiliation and anxiety. Dental fillings can repair the damage by filling the hole and restoring the tooth’s natural shape and size.

Strengthens tooth enamel

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.

Stop tooth decay from happening

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.

Process of Tooth Filling

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.