What is dental filling?
Dental filling is a procedure to fill in cavities in teeth which may have developed due to infection or enamel erosion. Dental filling is also to repair broken teeth which have worn over time. It involves restoring the damaged by filling it with amalgam compound after the affected or decayed area has been removed.
Who needs dental filling?
People of all age who have cavities in their teeth need dental filling. Children who don’t brush regularly often develop cavities. Even adult may develop cavities due to infection. Certain people erode their enamel over time. Such people too need the amalgam filling.
How long does the process take?
Fillings are mostly done in a single visit. Filling a single tooth usually takes 30 minutes to one hour. So total time depends upon the number of affected teeth. If the cavities are extremely deep, dual layering may be required. In such cases, the treatment may require two appointments.
Is the process painful?
The process itself is painless. However removing the decayed part of the teeth may cause some pain. Additionally, loose filling or improperly repaired tooth may cause severe pain at a later stage. So going to a good dentist is highly recommended.
How much does a dental filling cost?
Dental fillings are fairly cheap and affordable. The price may vary from dentist to dentist and depends upon the extent of decay. Get in touch with our team to get an estimate.
Are dental fillings safe?
Dental fillings are safe in most cases. However certain patients may develop allergies in reaction to the materials used in the filling. Therefore it is highly recommended to thoroughly discuss your medical history and allergies with the dentist before choosing the material for filling.