What is a dental filling? How to?
To treat tooth decay, the dentist removes the rotten portion of the tooth and then fills the area of the decayed tooth with certain substances. This process is called tooth filling operation.
Fillings may also be used to repair teeth that have been distorted or worn deformed and have suffered from misuse.
What Types of Fillers Are There?
Today, a few dental fillers are available. Fines can be filled with gold, porcelain, silver content (composed of silver, tin, zinc and copper mixed with mercury) or tooth color, plastic and composite resin fillers, so-called filler types can be used. There is also a filler material which contains glass particles and is known as glass ionomer. This material is used in a manner similar to the use of composite resin fillers.
How to make a Dental Filler?
First, the dentist will use a local anesthetic to anesthetize the area around the tooth to be filled. It will then use certain medical instruments or laser to remove the decayed part.
The dentist then follows some ways to determine if all the deteriorations have been resolved. After removal of the caries, the area for filling is prepared by clearing the space of bacteria and debris.
After your dentist has cleared the caries and area, the fillings are applied to the layers according to the tooth color (permanent filling after temporary filling). Then, a special light is applied that hardens each layer. When the multi-layered process is completed, the dentist shapes the filler to the desired result, cutting the excess and completing the final restoration.
How can complications occur after filling?
Toothache and Sensitivity:
Sensitization may occur in the threaded part. The tooth may be sensitive to pressure, airflow, sweet and sugary foods, or food and drink while something is being eaten. The sensitivity state is temporary. No need to use analgesics for this. If the sensitivity is long, the physician may recommend different treatment methods.
Pain around the fillings may also occur. This pain will spontaneously pass by 1-2 days. If the pain is severe, the physician may recommend painkillers.
Allergies After Filling:
Some types of fillers may show an allergic reaction. It may include symptoms such as pruritus, skin rash.
Fills in Fills:
Continuous chewing and tooth stones may cause deterioration of fillings. The physician makes the necessary intervention to this deformation.
To ensure successful and long-term treatment of dental fillings, teeth should be brushed and flossed throughout the day.