A variety of materials are available, depending on the location and function of the tooth being filled and your personal preference. Amalgam is an inexpensive and durable mixture of silver, tin, copper, zinc, and mercury. Amalgam is approved by the World Health Organisation for its durability and safety and can be appropriate in certain clinical situations.
Composite resin is a popular filling material. Patients find composite resin more aesthetically pleasing than amalgam as the colour of resin closely resembles that of a natural tooth. Amalgam is silver in colour and more noticeable when you smile.
Depending on the material chosen and the function of the tooth, a filling can usually last about 5-7 years.
Your dentist typically fills a tooth in a single appointment. First, we take x-rays to assess the extent of the decay. Next, we numb the area, clean out the decayed material, and fill in the cavity with the filling to restore the original shape of the tooth.
For a few days following the filling, you may experience a sensation while chewing hot or cold food. Any discomfort can usually be alleviated with an over the counter pain reliever.
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