Dental Filling Treatment in Wakad
What is DENTAL FILLING?
Our office offers white (mercury-free) composite fillings. Composite fillings are a mixture of glass or quartz filler in a resin medium that produces a tooth-colored filling that is chemically bonded to the tooth. Composite fillings provide good durability, are resistant to fracture, and allow for less tooth structure removal when the tooth is prepared. This usually results in a smaller filling than that of the traditional mercury amalgam fillings. Excellent aesthetic results are achieved with composite fillings, which often are completely invisible.
Composite fillings are used to fill cavities, replace old fillings, restore broken cusps of teeth, and to replace worn enamel. A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. When a dentist gives you a filling, he or she first removes the decayed tooth material, cleans the affected area, and then fills the cleaned out cavity with a filling material.
By closing off spaces where bacteria can enter, a filling also 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).