Dental Fillings

Dental Fillings

What are dental fillings?

Dental filling (otherwise, resin occlusion) is one of the most common dental procedures. Restores cavities created in the tooth by caries or injury.

Dental fillings prevent the recurrence of caries and infection of the inside of the tooth, ensuring its longevity.

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Why do we seal?

The filling is done to stop the caries from spreading so that it does not pass into the nerve of the tooth and cause painful conditions and general weakness of the tooth.

This restores the functionality of the tooth as well as its aesthetics. Nowadays, filling materials are very aesthetic and can be used to improve small imperfections of the teeth for cosmetic reasons, especially in front teeth.

Before and after dental sealant

Does the sealing process hurt?

The seal is not painful as it is done under local anesthesia most of the time.

For the more adventurous and for caries that are detected at a very early stage, the sealing can be done without anesthesia as there is no discomfort.

Care

After the end of the seal, the patient can eat immediately unless local anesthesia has been performed where he has to wait for its action to weaken.

Then you need the same care as natural teeth, brushing twice a day and flossing.

The dental filling process

First the dentist removes the unsupported enamel that is under the caries. This is done with a special tool, the turbine, because the enamel is hard as a stone. Then gaining access to the lesion uses a much slower wheel which is able to remove only the weakened part of the tooth and no healthy tooth. When it is ascertained that the cavity left behind by the caries is clean, then it uses a varnish which will connect the tooth with the filling and it starts to build the tooth in the previous state layer by layer. Finally, it flattens it at the height of the adjacent tissues and polishes it to imitate the appearance of the tooth.

The process of composite filling

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