A filling is used to repair a tiny hole in a tooth, sometimes known as a cavity. It has been used to remove and fix cracked or damaged teeth, ensuring that no one will be able to detect anything is amiss while also limiting further harm.
You may require a dental filling if you have any of the following symptoms:
- A cavity or dark spot
- Sensitive Tooth
- Your tooth hurts
- Old filling is lost.
- Chipped or cracked tooth
It would be best to visit your dentist regularly so your tooth decay may be diagnosed and treated early before more complicated procedures are required. Here at Good smile, our dentists will remove the decayed part of the tooth, clean the infected area, and fill the cavity, restoring the tooth’s natural appearance and function.
What to expect during your dental visit for filling?
A dental filling is a procedure used to repair a tooth that has been damaged by decay, fracture, or wears. The process typically involves the following steps:
- Anesthesia: The first step in the filling process is to numb the area around the tooth to be filled. This is typically done using a local anesthetic to reduce discomfort during the procedure.
- Decay removal: Next, the dentist will remove the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth using a drill or other instrument.
- Preparation: Once the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth has been removed, the dentist will prepare the area for the filling by shaping the cavity and cleaning it to remove any debris.
- Placement: The filling material is then placed into the prepared cavity and shaped to fit the contours of the tooth.
- Hardening: The filling material is then hardened, either through a chemical reaction or by being exposed to a special light.
- Finishing: Once the filling has hardened, the dentist will smooth and polish the surface to ensure a natural and comfortable fit.
Overall, the process of receiving a dental filling is typically quick and relatively painless, and it can help to restore the function and appearance of a damaged tooth.