The destroyed tooth structure never regenerates, so to save and strengthen the remaining tooth structure the dentist removes the decayed portion of the tooth using various hand instruments and electric drill and packs this cavity with a dental filling material.
A dental filling material helps to maintain the morphology and function of the decayed tooth structure.
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WHY DO WE NEED TO GET TEETH RESTORED?
We often ask ourselves that what is the need to get our teeth restored? Here is the answer to this question
The restoration or filling prevents the further decay of the healthy part of the tooth.
the restoration strengthens the decayed part of the tooth
repair tooth fractures
prevents food lodgment
reduces patient discomfort while chewing
aesthetic appearance to the teeth specially if anterior teeth are involved
prevents fracture of the tooth
maintain the various functions of the tooth like mastication, speech
prevents chipping of the tooth surface
provides healthy periodontium
maintains the morphology of the tooth
If the tooth is not restored well in time, the bacterial invasion reaches the pulp causing lots of pain to the patient. in such a case we have to go in for a more discomforting treatment like root canal treatment(RCT) or in extreme cases extraction or removal of the tooth from its socket.
What Are Composites
Advantages And Disadvantages Of Composites
Why Go For Dental Filling
When Is Dental Filling Required
How Are Fillings Placed
Mercury In Dental Amalgam
Indications And Procedures For Compsites
Deciding Right Filling Material
What are Tooth Colored Fillings
Coloured Fillings Available
Composition of Composites
What Is Dental Amalgam
Patient Protection During Amalgam Removal
Management Of Mercury Spills
Why Do Dentists Use Dental Amalgams
Types Of Dental Fillings