Dental Filling is a treatment modality to restore missing tooth structure which could have been a result of decay or trauma. Decay makes tooth hollow. Dental Filling helps to fill this gap and protect it from further decay. A filling is also used to repair broken or cracked tooth and the teeth which wear off due to dental habits like teeth grinding, nail biting etc.
There are various signs and symptoms where tooth fillings can be required. The symptoms could be as below:
•Chipped or broken tooth.
•Closing space between two teeth.
•Dark spots on the tooth.
•A hole in your tooth.
•Sensitivity to hot and cold food and beverage.
•Single or multiple cavities.
•Food stuck between certain areas of the teeth.
Dental Filling is normally required if your tooth is decayed. It can prevent further damage and can protect your tooth.
•The very first step in this process is to see how severe the infected tooth is. This is because Dental Filling is only suitable for minor fractures and decay
•The dentist then examines the tooth and if required an tooth X-ray would be done for precise and accurate information
•Depending upon the extent of decay, you may be given local anesthesia to numb the area if necessary after which your dentist will remove decay from the tooth, using hand instruments or a drill.
•Then the decayed or damaged tooth or the areas around it is prepared for restoration
•If the tooth is damaged, then a dental handpiece or a laser can be used to remove the damaged tooth part
•A filling is then applied to the area to fill the cavity. The type of filling will depend upon case to case and person to person
•Finally, the finished tooth can be polished to conclude the dental filling procedure