Teeth fillings are ensured for long term protection for the teeth, that lead to preserving dental strength. As cavities tend to grow larger in size with time if not protected with the right care, teeth fillings act as cure as they fill in these cavities, restoring the tooth’s normal functions and protects them for long term purposes
The Need for Teeth Fillings
As tooth decay and damage occurs over a period of time, they tend to lose shape, size and the hole in between causes to enlarge. Moreover, if treatment is not achieved throughout is time, the decay tends to worsen and the scale of damage grows proportionately. Fillings are therefore achieved, as a ‘filling’ or ‘compensating’ these certain cavities where the hole is filled with the semi-liquid substance which furthers solidifies and makes the tooth stronger.
As fillings are achieved, cavities are now compensated, and the tooth is now stronger, protected and daily routines chewing, brushing and flossing can take place very easily, and since it is preserved, it is subject to very less damage.
Composite Fillings and Amalgams
Composite fillings, the most prominent of tooth fillings are the same color of your teeth, designed to replicate the organic look. They are applied in a way that no cavity is left behind, and since it has the same color of the teeth, it falls right into balance. The cavity therefore is no longer existent as compensation through this composite filling has been achieved.
The Process of Teeth Fillings
Diagnosed and identified, the growing cavities need utmost attention. It is first sensed by the patient by knowing that food is getting stuck in cavities too often. Once confirmed by the dental technician, the tooth filling process then takes place.
The filling material is selected for application primarily. The dentist then completely numbs the area of application. The cavity is inspected, and cleaned, and further drilling is usually required to give it a space for the filling to be applied easily. Once the cleaning process is complete, in which all debris, bacteria and germs and eradicated, the filling is then inserted gently as a semi liquid form, in small quantities until the cavity is filled up to the adequate amount.
The filling is then solidified, making it strong and prominent, and this marks the completion of the process. Moreover, further polishing is done for improvement, and the tooth is now no longer with a cavity. This filling leads to the tooth being as good as normal, now that the cavity is filled up entirely.
Prevention for Tooth Decay
Teeth are prone to damage when it comes to hard, sticky foods. Moreover, sugary foods lead to tooth erosion, that may increase the size of cavity in very large quantities. As teeth are subject to damage as being used all day for eating purposes, it is inevitable that they may face damage from all kinds of food. Thorough cleansing, brushing, flossing and the use of dental creams and mouthwashes can strengthen the tooth by a large proportion, making them more resistant to all damage. If not, these foods can make the cavity prominent, and if not taken care of, the tooth decay; cavity enlargement can be massively problematic for the tooth sustainability.
It is therefore required to have all precautions considered when it comes to tooth precaution. Moreover, if a cavity does take place, it should be treated immediately as no food debris gets stuck in that may cause the cavity to enlarge and be lesser prone to bacterial damage.
1)When do I know I have a cavity?
Cavity is the indication of tooth decay. It is searched by sensing a certain hole-like ending on the top of your teeth. You can even watch it in a mirror reflection. If there is a hollow ending or space on the top of your tooth, you have a cavity and it should be taken care of immediately.
2)How Strong Are Tooth Fillings?
Tooth fillings are usually strong a can last for more than 10 years. However, extra precaution is suggested after getting a tooth filling because it is undeniably not as strong as the natural tooth. It is advised to stay away from chewy, hard and sticky foods as they can get sticked to the tooth.
3)How quickly I should get tooth filling after knowing there is a cavity in my teeth?
Sensing that there is a cavity takes very little time. You can sense it by knowing there is a certain hollow space on the top your teeth. If you feel like the size is significant, you may contact your dentist as soon as possible, and book an appointment to determine the tooth filling process.
Dental Sense provides excellent tooth filling services. You may contact us anytime for a dental appointment, we look forward to provide you the best of dental services.