Fillings are an option if you’ve lost a piece of your tooth or have decay in your molars. Fillings are great because they keep your teeth from decaying further while also restoring the tooth’s function.

Fillings are made of a variety of materials that the dentist can use. The most popular filling is composite, a coloured and clear filled synthetic resin material.

Frequently asked questions about refills are listed below. What if the answer to your question isn’t listed here? If you need to get in touch, don’t hesitate to do so. We’d be delighted to provide you with any additional details you might require.

Substituting Substance

Different materials are used to make fillings. Composite fillings are most commonly used in our The Hague dental practise. This filling matches the colour of your teeth (it’s white). Composite has the advantage of looking completely natural, so it blends in seamlessly with your natural teeth.

Past dental practises relied heavily on amalgam. Silver, mercury, tin, and copper alloys make up this grey filling. Amalgam has a long history of use in dentistry because of its durability as a filler. Amalgam’s only drawback is that it is unsightly. White teeth do not go well with the grey, so it is considered an aesthetic flaw. Moreover, amalgam fillings may result in a greyish tint to the teeth they surround.

Drilling and putting in a new part

Teeth cavities tend to enlarge over time. To avoid this, we drill away the decayed portion of the tooth. After the drilling is complete, the hole will be filled with fillings. Although we frequently treat patients without anaesthetic, if you’d prefer to avoid any discomfort or pain during drilling, you can request a local anaesthetic instead. Anesthetic must take effect before the cavity can be filled when being used.

What Kinds Of Fillings Can You Get For A Cavity?

For some procedures, the dentist may opt for a tooth-colored (or “white”) filling. Composite is the most widely used material, along with glass ionomer cement and compomer. With composite, the sky’s the limit. A fractured front tooth, for instance, can be rebuilt and discoloured teeth and molars can be restored after they’ve been restored. When it comes to aesthetics, a white filling is preferable, especially on the front teeth. When making a selection, a white outline is included as well.

Cavities Are What Kind Of Thing Are They?

Bacteria adhering to the teeth’s surface causes cavities (caries). Dentin plaque forms as a result of bacteria multiplying and expanding. Without timely removal of dental plaque, it is possible to develop cavities on the tooth’s surface.

Is It Painful To Have Cavities Filled?

Prior to any dental work, the dentist will likely request that you consent to a local anaesthetic. An injection is used to administer anaesthesia. Using anaesthetic means you won’t feel anything during treatment.

Is It Safe To Eat Right Away After Making A Filling?

A special lamp accelerates the curing process of dental fillings. As a result, you can eat right away after the procedure because the filling becomes hard right away.

How long after a filling can a tooth still be sensitive?

This is determined by the size and depth of the filling, as well as the state of the tooth before treatment began. For a few days or weeks after getting a filling, your molar or tooth may be sensitive. If you’re still having issues, or if you’re unsure whether or not this is normal, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We enjoy being of service to you.

You can get your teeth whitened and then use tooth-colored fillings.

Fillings and crowns do not change colour when bleached.