Tooth Filling

Tooth Filling

A tooth filling is done on a tooth to replace and restore the decayed part of the tooth. The benefits of tooth filling procedure are:

  • It extends the life of a tooth by at least 10 years
  • It removes the existing decay in the tooth
  • It also stops further decay in the tooth
  • Food does not get stuck in the cavity after the treatment
  • It restores the natural shape of the tooth
  • It is also used to repair broken tooth
Tooth Filling

Reasons for Tooth Filling

The most common reasons for tooth filling procedure are:

  • Decay or cavity in a tooth
  • Food gets stuck in a tooth
  • Broken or fractured tooth
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold food and liquids
  • A hole in the tooth
  • Dark spots on the tooth
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Types of Tooth Filling

There are two types of tooth fillings: Tooth colored filling, and Metal filling

1. Tooth Colored Filling

Tooth Filling

Its color is same as the color of the natural teeth.

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2. Metal Filling

Tooth Filling

It is black in color because it is made from metals.

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Procedure of Tooth Filling

A tooth filling is done in a single visit. In this, the decayed part of the tooth is drilled by the dentist. A tooth colored or metallic-colored filling is filled in the cavity prepared by the dentist.

A blue light is applied to set the filling.

Finishing touches are made by removing the excess filling material.

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