Even the most diligent patients may need a filling; fillings are a type of restoration, which are used to fill cavities and prevent further damage to teeth once a cavity has formed. White fillings are very popular because they blend in with the colour of the tooth, which means that they cannot be distinguished from the rest of the tooth. Metal fillings are highly visible when you smile and more and more people are choosing to their metal fillings replaced with more aesthetically pleasing white fillings.
Before a filling is placed, the cavity is cleaned thoroughly and your dentist will remove the decayed tissue from the hole. Once the cavity is clean, bonding material is added and the composite filling material is poured into the cavity. It is then set hard using a light beam and then trimmed to ensure that it fits perfectly.
The filling procedure is relatively straight-forward and you should not experience any pain; typically, treatment is complete within 40 minutes.
Advantages of white fillings
White fillings have become very popular because they provide better aesthetics than metal fillings; over the years, the materials have become stronger and they can now be used to fill most cavities. White fillings are also considered to be safer and more environmentally friendly than metal amalgam fillings.
Why would I need a filling?
You may be advised to have a filling if you have a cavity; a cavity is a hole in the tooth. Fillings help to make the teeth stronger and reduce the risk of further damage or injury; they also help to prevent the spread of infection. If you are interested in white fillings get in touch with us at Dublin18 Dental Care near Foxrock Village.