Dental filling is the process of treating decayed, broken, or cracked teeth with various materials. The dental filling, which ensures the fulfillment of the functions of the teeth that have lost substance, prevents the loss of the tooth completely. Dental filling is generally applied for teeth that are decayed, broken, or damaged for any reason. Deformed teeth are restored to their former appearance and function with the dental filling.
What are the types of Dental Fillings?
There are various dental fillings applied by Antalya dental clinic. These varieties are as follows:
- Amalgam Filling: Amalgam filling is a very cheap and highly durable type of filling. There is approximately 50% mercury in an amalgam filling. Apart from mercury, there are elements such as silver, copper, and zinc in the filling. Amalgam fillings are highly resistant to food and have a lifespan of at least 5 years.
- Composite Filling: Composite filling is a type of filling applied to the visible parts of the tooth. Composite fillings that adapt to the color of the tooth ensure that the tooth is more durable and robust. Application of composite fillings may take several sessions. A composite filling application is more expensive than an amalgam filling application.
- Glass Ionary Filling: Glass ionary fillings are used for caries that have descended to the root of the tooth. Glass ionary fillings are a treatment method generally used for children. With glass ioner treatment, the teeth are clamped together.
It is very important to clean and keep the teeth clean to protect the fillings made for the teeth.
How is the tooth filling made
The first step in dental fillings made by Antalya dental clinic is to prepare the remaining tooth tissue for filling. At this stage, the teeth are sterilized to clean caries. Another step is to select the appropriate material according to the structure of the tooth. Gaps are filled with selected materials. The last step is to check the compatibility of the fillings with other teeth. Stay tuned to Yalın Dental Clinic for all and more!