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What Are Dental Fillings?

Posted on 5/23/2022 by Giri Palani
What Are Dental Fillings?Dental fillings are a standard dental treatment used to fill in cavities in teeth. The purpose of a filling is to restore the function and appearance of a tooth that has been damaged by decay. Here is what you should know.

About Dental Fillings and Its Types

Dental fillings are an essential part of modern dentistry. They are used to repair and rebuild damaged teeth, helping our mouths to function correctly and look good at the same time. There are different varieties available to choose from for dental fillings. Perhaps the most common type is composite fillings made from plastic and glass materials. The composite type of filling is highly durable and capable of withstanding pressure and wear over time, making it ideal for teeth that experience high bite force or grinding levels. Another type of dental filling is amalgam fillings, composed primarily of liquid metal alloys. These highly durable fillings are resistant to corrosion and decay and can last for many years when properly cared for. Additionally, resin coatings and inlays can be used to seal cracks or holes in the teeth, protecting them from bacterial infection or decay. Ultimately, your choice of dental filling will depend on several factors, including the condition of your teeth and level of tooth sensitivity.

Benefits of Dental Fillings

Dental fillings offer several benefits, chief among them restoring the function and appearance of damaged teeth. In addition, dental fillings can also help prevent further decay or damage to the tooth by sealing off cracks or holes that could provide access to bacteria. Additionally, filling cavities early can help avoid more serious dental problems, such as tooth loss or infection.

If you think you have a dental cavity, it is essential to schedule an appointment with our dentist as soon as possible. Thanks to advances in dental technology, getting a filling is usually a quick and painless procedure.

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