Fillings and Restorative procedures involve the process of restoring missing, damaged and diseased teeth back to normal form and function. Usually structural loss is a result of external trauma, tooth decay or cavities.. Firstly , the tooth must be prepared for placement of the restoration material or materials, and secondly the placement of the material and materials. The dentist will use special tools to make enough space for the restorative materials; likewise they will remove any dental decay and any part of the tooth that is physically unsound. The tooth is then filled or restored with the material of choice.
There are two main types of restorations: direct and indirect. Direct restoration includes placing a soft or a malleable filling into a prepared tooth and it will build up the tooth before the material sets. We use white fillings called composite to do this. Composite fillings provide good durability for small to medium cavities, and the procedure typically involves removing less of a tooth than you would during an amalgam silver filling. A common advantage is you can have this done with only a single appointment.
Indirect restoration occurs when our dental team makes the restoration outside of the mouth using a dental impression of the prepared tooth/ or with our digital direct scanning of the tooth. The most common indirect restorations consist of inlays and onlays, crowns, bridges, porcelain veneers and implants. We can now do this with our Cerec system, and on the same day. The convenience is available now since all of your work is done in office !
How it’s done
After the dentist places anaesthetic to the area where the filling is to be placed, he/she will remove any decayed/ broken down portion of the tooth. A bonding agent is applied, then the composite filling material, and cured with a special light. This builds the tooth back to original form or the indirect restoration is bonded to the tooth. The filling or indirect restoration then will be smoothened and polished to be fit your bite.
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