Oral and Dental Health


Dental Filling

What is a Filling?
Filling a tooth damaged by decay, is a way to restore normal function and appearance. When you fill your dentist will first remove the decayed tooth. Cleans the affected area, and fill the gap filler.

Spaces where bacteria can enter work also helps prevent further decay by closing the filling. The materials used for fillings include gold, porcelain, composite resin (tooth-colored fillings), and an amalgam. (mercury, silver, copper, tin and sometimes zinc alloy).

Which Type of Filling is Best?
The same type of filler may not be suitable for everyone. The right type of filler for you, the size of the bruise, you are allergic to certain substances, will determine the location and cost to do the filling. Issues related to the different types of material:

Gold fillings are made to order in a laboratory and then cemented into place. Gold inlays, has a good tolerance to gum disease and can be used with more than 20 years. For these reasons, many authorities consider gold as the best filling material. However, it is the least expensive choice and requires multiple visits.
Amalgam (silver) fillings are resistant to wear and is relatively inexpensive. However, due to their dark colors and they are more noticeable than porcelain or composite restorations and are not usually visible areas such as the front teeth.
The composite resin, the same color as your teeth and therefore used where a natural appearance is desired. The ingredients are mixed and placed directly into the cavity, where they harden. Composite, as they may wear over time may not be the ideal material for large fillings broken .. Also, tea, may become stained from coffee or tobacco and other types of fillings do not go on much longer, generally from three to 10 years are available.
Porcelain fillings are called inlays or onlays and are produced to order in a lab and then bonded to the tooth. Produced according to the tooth color and are resistant to staining. A porcelain restoration generally covers most of the tooth. Cost is close to the bottom.
If decay or a fracture has damaged a large portion of the tooth, a crown, or cap, may be recommended. Decay that has reached the nerve may be treated in two ways: through root canal therapy ((damaged nerve is removed) or through a procedure called pulp capping (which attempts to keep the nerve alive).

Fill How To
Your dentist decided to make the filling, before rotten tissue to remove, then those will clear the affected area. Cleaning the cavity will then be filled with one of the materials described above.

How do I know whether I need a filling?
Your dentist can determine whether you need to fill your çürüğü. During the dental examination, your dentist will use a small mirror to examine the surfaces of each tooth.

Anything that looks abnormal will then be closely checked with special instruments. Your dentist may also want to take an x-ray of your mouth. The type of treatment your dentist chooses will vary depending on the extent of damage caused by decay.