What is Fillings (Restorations)

A filling is a material that your dentist uses to fill a cavity after he or she removes any tooth decay. Fillings can be made from many types of material. Talk to your dentist about which type would be best for you.
1). Amalgam is the easiest material for a dentist to use. It is the fastest and least costly choice. Amalgam is a mixture of mercury, silver, tin, or other metals.
2). Composite resins are tooth-colored fillings.
3). Ionomers are tooth-colored materials that dentists often use for small cavities or cavities between teeth. Some ionomers release small amounts of fluoride, which may help you if you often get cavities.
4). Ceramics are costly tooth-colored fillings. They require special equipment and may require dental lab support. You may need several appointments.

Why It Is Done

You need a filling when tooth decay has caused cavity to form on a tooth surface. If you don't get a filling, the cavity will get worse. It may cause pain and then an abscess camera. This may lead to more severe problems, such as bone loss

How Its Work

A filling repairs the tooth and stops tooth decay. Over a long period of time, you may need to replace a worn-out filling. Your filled tooth may be sensitive to heat and cold for days to weeks after you get the filling. Talk to your dentist about toothpastes that may help you with this discomfort. Tell your dentist if your teeth are too sensitive after you get a filling, because this problem can be treated.