Fillings with The Woodstock Dentist
What is filling?
A dental filling is a substance(see below) that is inserted into the area of the tooth that was decaying. The destruction of tooth enamel from bacterial fermentation caused tooth decay. When a tooth has a crack or cavity then the dentist would need to perform a dental filling over there. Our Dentist will remove the decayed part of the tooth very carefully, clean the cavity as needed and then fill the decayed area with the filling. The purpose of doing a dental filling is to restore the tooth’s original shape and prevent from future structural damages. The Woodstock Dentist offers a variety of dental fillings option.
A dental filling can close off the cavity and surface of decayed part of the tooth. By closing off those, food and bacteria will no longer able to get access into the interior tooth pulp. If there any cavity left untreated, that could lead to a serious dental problem.
How the fillings are made?
Fillings can be made of several elements. Those are likely
- Amalgam: Very visible, inexpensive, easy to place and longer lasting. (Silver colored)
- Composite resin: A filling that can be made to match your tooth color, easy to place, can last 3 to 10 years.
- Porcelain: Quite expensive, made in a lab to match exactly to the tooth color, long lasting.
- Gold: Expensive, made in a lab, long lasting.
- CAD-CAM: Computer generated reinstallation.
The Woodstock Dentist will suggest which types of filling is appropriate for your tooth, based on your situation.
Post Filling care:
After placing a filling, it is advisable not to drink or eat until the neutralization has affixed. This might take 1 to 3 hours to be affixed. After the procedure, your teeth might become more sensitive to a cold or hot drink than before, this might last for several days. However; the composite resin will cure completely allowing your to eat, drink or chew as normal by the time you leave our office.
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