A tooth filling is a restorative dental procedure used to repair a tooth that has been damaged due to decay, fractures, or cracks. The filling material is placed within the damaged area to restore the tooth to its original shape and size. Fillings are usually made of tooth-coloured composite materials, porcelain, or gold.
The most commonly used fillings are composite materials, porcelain, and gold. Composite materials are tooth-coloured and are used to fill cavities of the tooth. It is a durable material often used for small to large fillings in your mouth.
The primary benefit of getting a filling is to restore the appearance and function of the damaged tooth. Fillings can also help to prevent further damage to the tooth by sealing off the area and preventing bacteria from entering. Fillings can also help to reduce pain and sensitivity that may be caused by the damaged tooth.
Some potential risks are associated with tooth fillings, including infection, irritation of the gums, and nerve damage. Additionally, the type of material used for the filling can affect the longevity of the filling, so it is important to make sure you are getting the right material for your needs. It is important to discuss any concerns you have with one of our dentist before the procedure is done