Tooth Fillings

Tooth Fillings, dental restoration, or just plain old fillings are dental treatments applied to replace the lost natural function, shape, and hardness of lost tooth tissue resulting from external or internal trauma and to the partial replacement of such tissue supported by metal or tooth-supported dental implants. Fillings made of titanium are the most popular in the field, although there are also those made of silver, plastics, ceramics, and composites. The best tooth fillings are able to bring back the natural function of the teeth and restore the tooth surface to its pristine state like it was when a child was first born. Since most of these fillings take on a color that closely resembles the color of the tooth itself, people with colored teeth no longer have to worry about how they will look when their fillings have faded or cracked.

Why need to you Tooth Fillings

Tooth Fillings is also used for the prevention and treatment of tooth decay. Tooth decay starts when bacteria eat the material that makes up the tooth surface and then break down the tooth surface permanently, causing cavities. Tooth fillings prevent cavities from occurring by not only stopping tooth decay before it starts, but also by helping to rehydrate the tooth so that it is less susceptible to bacterial attack and tooth decay. It is important to note that even white fillings do not help prevent tooth decay since tooth enamel is still vulnerable and prone to attacks from below. Tooth fillings also help by cleaning the cavity surrounding the damaged tooth so that it will be easier for the dentist to treat the affected tooth with an anesthesia while removing the cavity and restoring it to its original state.

While there are many patients who have found that they are sensitive to some of the metals used in these tooth fillings such as nickel, gold, and silver, these materials are not poisonous and do not cause adverse reactions. There are some patients, however, who are allergic to gold or nickel, which can make them extremely uncomfortable during and after the filling procedure. This is why it is very important to speak with your doctor before deciding on a filling and how you may be able to overcome your allergy. Many patients find that once they get used to the materials used in the filling, they can go about their daily activities with very little discomfort.