Do you think you might have a cavity?
Well. you are not alone.
More than 90% of Pakistanis suffer tooth decay in some form.
Nevertheless, Dental Fillings can cure Cavities.
Dental Fillings are used to replace missing tooth structure that has occurred as a result of consistent decay.
Tooth Decay causes the tooth to become hollow.
In that case, Dental Fillings help to close this gap and keep it from decaying further.
If you have decay, it is crucial to get Fillings done as soon as possible because if the treatment is not completed at the earliest, the enamel (outer layer of the teeth) will begin to deteriorate, exposing the dentin (the hard part below the enamel).
However, if you skip this step and do not receive treatment on time, the infection will spread to the nerve, causing the tooth to become infected and necessitating a root canal procedure. You also run the danger of the infection spreading to a neighbouring tooth, putting it vulnerable to decay.
Fillings have a strangely overblown reputation as painful, serious, or extremely negative, when in fact, the procedure is quite gentle.
All thanks to the modern anaesthetics and techniques used by our Dentists at Western Dental Hospital.
We use leading technology like Teeth Bonding to treat your Cavities.
Tooth Bonding is a technique in which your Dentist will use a tooth-coloured resin material on one or more of your teeth to repair the damage.
Wondering how it’s done?
Step 1: Your Dentist will select a composite resin hue that closely matches the colour of your natural teeth using a shade guide.
Step 2: Your Dentist will roughen the tooth’s surface before applying a liquid that helps the Bonding Agent to stick to the tooth.
Step 3: Your Dentist will coat the liquid with composite resin and mould the tooth.
Step 4: With ultraviolet radiation, your Dentist will harden the material. After the resin hardens, your Dentist will reshape the tooth if necessary.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Dental Filling & Why are they important?
A Dental Filling does just what the name implies – seals a small hole in your tooth, i.e., a cavity caused by Tooth Decay.
A Dental Filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay and or fracture back to its normal function and shape.
By closing off spaces where bacteria can enter, a filling also helps prevent further decay.
Fillings also reinforce the tooth to keep it from chipping, cracking, or breaking inward from trauma.
Without a Dental Filling, even minor cavities could seriously compromise the health and function of your teeth.
How do I know if I need a Dental Filling?
To get started with the “Self-check”, let’s check the Red Flags:
-Tooth/Teeth having Dark black spots that are soft (decay).
-Broken/Chipped Edges, cutting onto your tongue/cheek.
-Sensitivity to hot and cold that only lasts for a few seconds and does not give any lingering/ongoing ache.
Noticed any of the 3 Red Flags?
Then, you need a Dental Fillling!
During the checkup, your Dentist will use a mouth mirror to examine the surfaces of each tooth.
Your Dentist may also use X-Rays to verify the presence and depth of decay.