Fillings and Dental Bonding

Exactly what are fillings made from?

The most typical products utilized in fillings are dental amalgam (a mix of silver, mercury, copper, tin and different trace metals) and composite resin (tooth-colored synthetic material). We usually choose composite resin, coordinated to the color of your natural teeth, for our fillings. This decision is due both to the natural result that can be achieved with composite and the capability of modern-day composite materials to last simply as long as the conventional dental blend.

Exactly what is a dental filling?

A dental filling is a direct restoration made use of to fix a decayed or damaged tooth and is often the very first line of defense in a tooth that has been exposed. Throughout this treatment, your dental practitioner will certainly utilize an anesthetic to numb the location and begin by eliminating any decayed/structurally unstable portions of the natural tooth. Once the tooth has been so prepared, the “filling” can begin.

How are dental fillings done?

Following the tooth being prepared, the chosen material is used, formed and cured (hardened and set) to attain the last remediation. Fillings vary in price and appointment length depending upon how big the area of decay is and the number of surface areas of the tooth the filling covers.

Exactly what is dental bonding?

Dental bonding is basically the same process as a dental filling material is used to fill in, develop up or otherwise fix a natural tooth. While the term “filling” is generally used in repairing an area of decay, bonding is more frequently a cosmetic term. It describes any treatment where the product is utilized to alter the shape, color or other visual aspects of the tooth. The product made use of is often composite resin, and numerous times no anesthesia is required. This is frequently the most cost-effective choice when looking for a cosmetic enhancement to one’s teeth.

Expectations after getting a filling?

You can anticipate being numb for a few hours following your treatment. Due to this pins and needles, drinking and consuming may be challenging in the affected area. Avoid drinking anything hot or chewing as you might injure yourself without understanding it.

You may experience small tooth level of sensitivity for as much as six weeks after the procedure – this is a natural response from having work done though not everybody encounters it. The gums enclosing the teeth may be sensitive for up to a week after the procedure as an outcome of tissue adjustment during the filling. If the level of sensitivity is more than moderate or persists beyond these amounts of time, contact Dr. Richard Boatman or Dr. Jordan Spencer at Troy Family Dental for a visit making sure everything is healing properly.

You may experience discomfort when opening your mouth following the procedure – this is generally from holding your mouth open during the visit and a warm compress later on need to minimize any pain.

Once the tingling eases off, focus on your bite to make sure everything feels regular. You wish to feel your teeth striking on both sides at the same time when you bite down. If this is not the problem, or if you’re experiencing continued discomfort with chewing, go back to Troy Family Dental, and they can do a quick change.