To treat cavities, our Dentist at Muskaan Dentals, Gurgaon will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and then "fill" the area on the tooth where the decayed material was removed. Dental fillings are also used to repair cracked or broken teeth and teeth that have been worn down from misuse (such as from nail-biting or teeth grinding).
PURPOSE OF DENTAL FILLINGS
Dental fillings plug up cavities in your teeth, enabling you to eat normally again without discomfort. Cavities are the direct result of bacteria, which live in your mouth and feed off sugar from food that is left behind after you eat. Bacteria produces acid, which combines with food particles and saliva to form a sticky film called plaque. Plaque erodes the protective enamel on your teeth and allows cavities to form.Cavities in turn lead to tooth decay.Dental fillings are made of gold, silver combined with other metals, tooth-colored resin, porcelain, or other materials. Sometimes two or more different materials are combined to strengthen the dental filling. Before placing a dental filling, your dentist will remove the tooth decay with special instruments. Then, whichever material our Dentist at Muskaan Dentals, Gurgaon choose will be placed into your tooth to fill the cavities.
Our Specialist at Muskaan Dentals will use a local anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth to be filled. Next, a drill, air abrasion instrument, or laser will be used to remove the decayed area.
Then our specialist will probe or test the area to determine if all the tooth decay has been removed. Once the tooth decay has been removed, the space for the dental filling is prepared by cleaning the cavity of bacteria and debris. If the tooth decay is near the root, a liner made of glass ionomer, composite resin, or other material to protect the nerve will be put. Generally, after the filling is in, the tooth will be polished.
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