Dental Filling

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What is Dental Filling?

Dental filling is the name given to the process of filling the cavity that occurs in the tooth after cleaning the tooth after cavity. During this time, the substance in which the filling is carried out should be an item suitable for the normal structure of the tooth. This substance should not cause any problems even as long as it remains in the mouth for a long time. In this way, the tooth damaged by caries regains a normal appearance and its function.

What are the types of dental filling materials?

Today, various dental filling materials are available. Plastic and glass materials can be used during filling according to the tooth color called gold, porcelain, silver, amalgam (mercury mixed with silver, tin, zinc, copper) or composite resin fillings.

The location and size of the cavity, the cost of the filling material, the insurance coverage of the patients and the advice of your dentist help determine the type of filling that will best meet your needs. Zirconium Crown may also be preferred from time to time in cases where old fillings are present.

What steps are followed during dental filling?

  1. Your dentist numbs the area around the tooth with local anesthesia.
  2. The decayed area is removed by using dental equipment or laser.
  3. Your dentist will inspect or test the area during the caries removal process to determine whether all cavities have been removed.
  4. After the cavity in the tooth is removed, your dentist will clean the bacteria and cavity and prepare a slot for filling.
  5. If cavity is close to the root, your dentist can first put a lining made of glass ionomer, composite resin or other material to protect the nerve.
  6. Several additional steps are required for tooth color fillings. In these steps, after your dentist removes the cavity and cleans the area, the tooth-colored material applies and polishes in layers.
  7. A special light is applied that improves or hardens each layer.

If you want to be remembered and be held up as an example with your smile, you can immediately apply to our clinic and get detailed information from our dentists.

What is Indirect Dental Filling?

Indirect fillings are fillings that require two visits before it is made and placed in a dental laboratory. It is similar to composite or tooth-colored fillings. It is evaluated when there is not enough tooth structure left to support a filling, but the tooth is not severely damaged enough to need a crown.

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How to Make Indirect Dental Fillings?

  1. On the first visit, cariosities or an old filling is removed.
  2. A measurement is taken to record the shape of the repaired tooth and the teeth around it.
  3. The measurement is sent to a dental laboratory to make the indirect filling.
  4. A temporary filling is placed to protect the tooth while you are being restored.
  5. On the second visit, the temporary filling is removed and the dentist checks the suitability of the indirect restoration.
  6. If the filling and the tooth are compatible, it will be permanently glued to the filling place.

What are the Types of Indirect Dental Filling?

There are two types of indirect rastoration. These fillings are inlay and onlay restorations. Inlay restorations are similar to fillings, but the entire work is located within the protrusions on the chewing surface of the tooth. Onlays are the restorations that cover more than one of the protrusions on this chewing surface.

Another type of inlay and onlay is directly inlay and onlay. Indirectly, they follow the same processes and procedures. The difference between them is that they can be made directly in the dentist’s office and placed on a single visit. The type of inlay or onlay used depends on how tough the tooth structure remains and any cosmetic concerns are taken into account.

What are the Properties of Indirect Dental Filling?

  1. Inlays and onlays are more durable and last much longer than traditional fillings. They can remain durable for up to 30 years.
  2. They can be made of composite resin, porcelain or gold in tooth color.
  3. Inlays and onlays weaken the tooth structure less than traditional fillings.

What is Temporary Dental Filling and Why Is It Needed?

  1. For fillings that require more than one appointment (for example, for indirect fillings)
  2. For following a root canal
  3. To allow the nerve of the tooth to settle if the pulp is irritated
  4. If urgent dental treatment is required (e.g. to relieve a toothache)

Temporary Fillings can last no more than 1 month. Therefore, it should be replaced with permanent filling before breaking, falling, worn out. Otherwise, your tooth may become infected or you may have other complications.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Does Dental Filling Cost?

The cost of dental filling varies according to the filling material, according to the treatment plan. You can find out the average cost in the Treatment Summary table or Price List page below. You can make a preliminary assessment with our specialist dentists by contacting us to find out the exact price.

What should be the dental care after filling?

To protect your fillings, you should follow good oral hygiene practices. Regular visits to your dentist for cleaning are also important for your oral and dental health. Brushing your teeth with a toothpaste containing fluoride and flossing at least once a day will also keep your teeth healthy for a long time.

In Which Cases Should Intervention Be Required After Filling?

If your dentist suspects that a filling may be cracked or leaking, this may cause deposits and saliva to leak between the filling and the tooth. X-rays are taken to evaluate this situation.

If your tooth is extremely sensitive, you need to call your dentist for an appointment if you feel a sharp edge, notice that the filling is cracked, or if part of the filling is missing. If such situations are neglected or deemed insignificant, they may lead to more important problems in the future. Therefore, it is necessary to intervene in advance.

Treatment Summary

Attention: Each person is unique. Duration, planning and the result of the treatment can be different for everyone. The information given in the table are basic and average and it doesn’t represent fully accurate information for medical or scientific reliance.
Number Of Sessions1
Duration Of Operation1 Hours
Duration Of Sensitivity0- 15 Days

Full RecoveryInstantly
Persistence Of ResultsContinuous
Price50- 100 $

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