Dental fillings

Dental fillings

What are dental fillings?

When you have a cavity or hole in your tooth your dentist will clean the tooth and then close the hole with a filling.

This is one of the most common dental procedures in the world, and can help save teeth Recent advances in dentistry have made this procedure almost painless – and certainly more comfortable than enduring dental pain.

In some cases, the dentist will recommend fillings for cracked or broken teeth, or hidden pits that you haven’t noticed yet. This can be diagnosed by certain dyes, X-rays or laser etching detectors.

How do I know when I’m switching?

Dental fillings can break or erode over the days. The time required to replace the fillings is when you feel pain or sensitivity in the place of the stuffed tooth or if the ends of the filling are cracked or sharp when touched with a finger or tongue.