If part of a tooth has been lost through decay or damaged due to an accident, your dentist may put in a dental filling. Dental fillings are used to fill a portion of tooth or plug the hole and stop anyfuture pain or discomfort.
The course of treatment described here is one of several options available at our dental clinic. Consult your dentist to find out what the best solution is for you, given your specific condition
Having dental fillings and fillings replacement done is a quick and relatively simple process. There should be little or no sensitivity in teeth.
Dental fillings treatment can usually be completed within one visit if warranted. If however, there are a large number of fillings, the visits may be separated for better patient comfort.
To maintain your fillings, you should follow good oral hygiene practices:
Traditional Amalgam Fillings
Most of us have had amalgam fillings (silver) or gold filling restorations. Amalgam fillings are sometimes called mercury fillings as some amalgam fillings contained minute amounts of mercury.
Composite resin dental fillings or white fillings are tooth fillings colored to look like a natural tooth.