FILLINGS

FILLING

Traditional dental restoratives, or fillings, may include gold, porcelain, and composite. The strength and durability of traditional dental materials continue to make them useful for situations where restored teeth must withstand extreme forces that result from chewing, such as in the back of the mouth.

Newer dental fillings include ceramic and plastic compounds that mimic the appearance of natural teeth. These compounds, often called composite resins, are usually used on the front teeth where a natural appearance is important, as well as on the back teeth depending on the location and extent of the tooth decay.

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Dental Restorations / Cavity fillings

  • Dental filling is usually done for a mild to moderately decayed cavity.
  • Tooth-coloured fillings are the most lifelike material used to fill cavities.
  • Glass Ionomer Cement (GIC) is the most popular filling material for milk teeth. Not only it adheres to the tooth structure easily but because of its high fluoride release its an ideal restorative material for children with high caries risk to prevent the further progression of decay.
  • Composite is another tooth coloured filling material available for milk teeth with excellent retention and prognosis. Usually preferred for a cooperative child as the procedure of composite restoration is technique sensitive.

What’s right for your child?

Several factors influence the performance, durability, longevity and expense of dental restorations, including:

  • The components used in the filling material
  • The amount of tooth structure remaining
  • Where and how the filling is placed
  • The chewing load that the tooth will have to bear
  • The length and number of visits needed to prepare and adjust the restored tooth

Before your child’s treatment begins, your doctor will discuss all options and help you choose the best filling for your child’s particular case. It may be helpful to understand the two basic types of dental fillings: direct and indirect.

  • Direct fillings are fillings placed immediately into a prepared cavity in a single visit. They include glass ionomers, resin ionomers, and composite (resin) fillings. The dentist prepares the tooth, places the filling and adjusts it in just one appointment.
  • Indirect fillings generally require two or more visits. They include inlays, onlays, veneers, crowns, and bridges fabricated with gold, base metal alloys, ceramics, or composites. During the first visit, the dentist prepares the tooth and makes an impression of the area to be restored. The dentist then places a temporary covering over the prepared tooth. The impression is sent to a dental laboratory that creates the dental restoration. At the next appointment, the dentist cements the restoration into the prepared cavity and adjusts it as needed.

Restorative Care

We encourage families to focus on preventative care, so that we can avoid more invasive treatment needs; However, there are times, despite best efforts and excellent oral hygiene, that decay can occur, or times when teeth are injured or break. Those are times when Pediatric restorative care is needed. Primary teeth are important space maintainers for adult developing teeth and are important for chewing and speech in children.

If your child requires a filling, our doctors will make every effort to use tooth- colored filling material. These materials are durable and similar to teeth in color and texture. There are times when a primary tooth has extensive decay that reaches the nerve, these teeth will sometimes need a “pulpotomy” or “Pulpectomy” (depending on extent of decay). In these cases, or when the decay is on multiple surfaces of a tooth, it will often need to be covered by a stainless steel crown (a.k.a. “silver hat”). Stainless steel crowns protect the tooth from further fracture or breakdown.

There are also times when extractions are needed. Extractions are needed when a tooth is not restorable, due to decay, infection, or trauma. Children with severe crowding may also need extractions done. Both of our doctors are comfortable helping your child get through an extraction.

While the concept of having a filling or extraction done may seem overwhelming, we are here to make the experience as simple and comfortable as possible. Our doctors and staff are well versed in “child friendly” terminology and techniques. We have additional modalities that can help ease an anxious or fearful child.

Don’t hesitate to contact us at +91 7798 32 8585 if you have any questions about dental restorations.

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