Today, several dental filling materials are available. Teeth can be filled with gold, porcelain, silver amalgam (which consists of mercury mixed with silver, tin, zinc, and copper), or tooth-colored plastic and materials called composite resin fillings. There is also a material that contains glass particles and is known as a glass ionomer. This material is used in a manner similar to the use of composite resin fillers.
Dental fillings are one or a combination of metals, plastics, glass, or other materials used to repair or restore teeth. One of the most popular uses of fillings is to “fill in an area of the tooth that your dentist has removed due to tooth decay, “a cavity”. Fillings are also used to repair cracked or broken teeth and teeth that have worn out from misuse (such as biting your nails or grinding your teeth). What is a filling? A filling is a type of restorative procedure to repair a tooth damaged by decay.
When the dentist performs a filling, he will remove the decayed tooth structure, debride the affected area, and fill the excavated cavity with a filling material. In our practice, we use a hybrid composite resin, also known as a “tooth-colored” filling. Fillings can be on several surfaces of the tooth. If tooth decay approaches the nerve, the dentist will place a “pulp layer” made of calcium hydroxide that tries to keep the nerve alive.
A pulp cap can be placed during the filling procedure, Different types of filling. If you need to have a cavity removed, you can be sure that most dental fillings are covered by dental insurance. The procedure for a dental filling is used to repair minor fractures or cavities in the teeth, as a form of restorative dental treatment.