Cavities or dental caries, as we call it in dental terms, are localized destruction of your teeth by microorganisms. Many a times we fail to notice a cavity in our teeth which leads to progress in the disease. Such a progress can end up in infection of the “pulp” in your tooth and may demand a root canal procedure or even extraction of tooth in worst cases. Fillings help restore teeth damaged by decay, back to their normal function, and can prevent further decay. We consider a number of factors when choosing which type of filling material is best for you. These factors include the extent of the repair, position of teeth, esthetic value and the cost. We offer tooth coloured restorations using the best material and advanced application techniques, in the most painless way!
What to expect during a FILLING?
This isn’t always required. But if sensitive, you may be given local anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth.
Tooth decay removal
The tooth is cut through the enamel using a drill to remove any decay. After removal of the decay, the prepared space to ready for the filling.
For a bonded filling your dentist will etch the tooth with an acid gel before placing the filling.
For certain types of fillings the dentist will layer on the resin and harden it using a bright light. This makes it strong.
After the filling has been placed, we polish the tooth to match the luster of a natural tooth.
Options of filling at our clinic are broadly
- Glass Ionoma cement