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What are dental filling and who needs them?

Installation of dental fillings is commonly done in patients whose teeth are chipped, worn out or suffer cavities. This is a professional restorative dental service done by a qualified dentist. How it works is that the dentist takes out the cavity or the part worn out or decayed and fills it with any of these kinds of fillings that suit your specific needs.


Types of dental fillings:

Amalgam fillings are silver in colour and have been used for over 150 years to fill chipped or decaying teeth. They usually last up to 20 years with proper care and are primarily used for the back teeth.
Composite fillings are strong fillings made of a combination of quartz, silica or other ceramic material in a resin base then coloured to match your existing teeth.
Glassionomer fillings are tooth coloured and lighter. They form a chemical link with the teeth and may release fluoride. As they are weaker than the other fillings, they are often used in paediatric dental care and on non-biting surfaces of the teeth.
Gold inlays are gold coloured fillings are the sturdiest of the fillings and are often used to cover wider areas of the teeth.
Porcelain inlays are tooth coloured and are made digitally using CADCAM technology.
Pit and fissure sealants are used to prevent dental decay using a plastic coating to cover areas where pits, grooves and cracks have formed.
Your dentist will advise you on the kind of fillings and crack/decay management you need when you make an appointment with them. Book your appointment today.

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