What is a Filling?
A filling is a small procedure to repair a tooth decay and to bring back the tooth to its normal function and shape. Materials like Gold, silver, amalgam are used as filling material.
What is a dental Cavity?
A dental cavity is a hole left behind after a tooth decay destroys a portion of the tooth. If the cavity is left untreated, then the bacteria present in it will continue the process of decay finally resulting in a damaged tooth.
What can I expect when having a dental filling?
At Sujay’s Dental Care, as a part of Evidence-based dentistry, an OPG X-ray would be taken. With the aid of OPG X-Ray, your dentist would be able to examine not only the tooth but the gums and bones near it. After a detailed examination, a comprehensive treatment plan is charted out.
The treatment planning is dependent upon the extent of the damage occurred to your tooth. A dental filling is advised for minor damages. But if the extent of damage is severe, then a Root Canal Treatment may be advised.
Step 1: Dental Practitioner takes out the decayed part of the tooth.
Step 2: Then the affected area is cleaned.
Step 3: Then the cleaned cavity space is plugged using a filling material.
So that it acts as a shield against further decay, i.e. it blocks the bacteria from re-entering the affected area. Dentist molds the filled material to match up with the shape of the adjoining tooth. During the time of filling, your dentist will provide various kinds of filling materials like gold, silver, amalgam & Composite filling to choose.
What are the contributing factors to the formation of a Tooth Decay?
The most Common factors are
- Poor Oral Hygiene
- Broken or chipped tooth