Tooth Filling

Tooth Filling

Tooth Filling & Repair

What is a Filling?

A filling is a way of restoring a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. A filling helps prevent further decay. Materials used for fillings include gold, porcelain, a composite resin (tooth-colored fillings), and an amalgam (an alloy of mercury, silver, copper, tin and sometimes zinc).

When to do filling
  • Only the dentist can detect whether a cavity needs to be filled. This is detected during oral examination.
  • X-rays can be used to detect cavity and to determine the extent of damage.
  • Facility : Dovers Dental Clinic
  • Location : Lekki Phase 1
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  • Phone 1 : 0806 373 7929
  • Phone 2 : 0909 383 9999
  • Opening Hrs : 8:00AM-8:00PM
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What Are Your Options?

There are no best type of filling. Rather the right type of filling will be determined by the extent of the repair, allergies to certain materials, locations where the filling is needed, and the cost. Below are explanations of the various types of filling.

  • Gold fillings are made to order in a laboratory and then cemented into place. Gold inlays are well tolerated by gum tissues, and may last more than 20 years. For these reasons, many authorities consider gold the best filling material. However, it is often the most expensive choice and requires multiple visits.
  • Amalgam (silver) fillings are resistant to wear and relatively inexpensive. However, due to their dark color, they are more noticeable than porcelain or composite restorations and are not usually used in very visible areas, such as front teeth.
  • Composite (plastic) resins are matched to be the same color as your teeth and therefore used where a natural appearance is desired. The ingredients are mixed and placed directly into the cavity, where they harden. Composites may not be the ideal material for large fillings as they may chip or wear over time. They can also become stained from coffee, tea or tobacco, and do not last as long as other types of fillings generally from three to 10 years.
  • Porcelain fillings are called inlays or onlays and are produced to order in a lab and then bonded to the tooth. They can be matched to the color of the tooth and resist staining. A porcelain restoration generally covers most of the tooth. Their cost is similar to gold.
  • If decay or a fracture has damaged a large portion of the tooth, a crown, or cap, may be recommended. Decay that has reached the nerve may be treated in two ways: through root canal therapy (in which nerve damaged nerve is removed) or through a procedure called pulp capping (which attempts to keep the nerve alive).
  • Facility : Dovers Dental Clinic
  • Location : Lekki Phase 1
  • Coupon Code : Applicable
  • Phone 1 : 0806 373 7929
  • Phone 2 : 0909 383 9999
  • Opening Hrs : 8:00AM-8:00PM
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