Feeling The Needs For Fillings?
Why are dental filling necessary and why do we need them in the first place?
First of all let’s go back to the day when you were born. As new born baby, there were no more harmful bacteria inside their mouth. As they grew older and become a toddler, bacteria are getting to develop into their mouth. In any case, those bacteria have now set up a permanent residence inside of your mouth and you will have to deal with them for the rest of your life. In this way it bacteria will the cause of cavities or tooth decay and eventually caused people too much pain that they would have the tooth to be removed. Amazingly, modern dentistry has found a way to let you keep your decayed teeth. All that needs to be done is to have the bacteria professionally removed and then to replace the hole in the tooth with a hard, tooth-like material known as dental filling.
A dental filling also known as dental restoration is a dental retroactive material used to restore the function, integrity and morphology of the missing tooth structure. The structural loss typically results from carries or external trauma. It is also lost intentionally during tooth preparation to improve the aesthetics or physical integrity of the intended restorative material. Dental filling also refers to the replacement of missing tooth structure that is supported by dental implants.
The two types of dental filling are direct filling and indirect filling, and They are be further classified by their location and size. Direct filling is a technique that involves placing a soft or malleable filling into the prepared tooth and building up the tooth before the material sets hard. The advantage of direct filling is that they usually set quickly and can be placed in a single procedure. Since the material is required to set while in contact with the tooth, limited energy can be passed to the tooth from the sitting process without damaging it. Where strength is required, especially as the fillings become larger, indirect fillings may be the best choice.
On the other hand, indirect filling is a technique which involves fabricating the filling outside of the mouth using the dental impressions of the prepared tooth. Common indirect filling includes inlays and onlays, crowns, bridges, and veeners. Usually a dental technician fabricates the indirect filling from records the dentist has provided of the prepared tooth. The finished fillings are usually bonded permanently with dental cement. Common indirect fillings are done using gold or ceramics.
In many procedures requiring putting in of these dental fillings, patients usually feel pain. Others feel the pain or serious discomfort when they bite or chew down on food. This is caused when a filling interferes with the way you bite your food. Unfortunately, this type of pain will only get worse over time. You will most likely need to return to your dentist in order to have your filling reshaped. The second type of discomfort is a very sharp shock that appears only when your teeth touch. This is what we called galvanic shock that is caused by two metals and occurs when the newly-filled tooth is touched or gets in contact with food.
It is important to let your dentist know about any sensitivity you are feeling. The next time you need a filling, he or she may be able to use a different material and make changes to reduce sensitivity. People vary in their response to different materials. Your dentist has no way of predicting if your tooth will react to a particular material but your selection of which type can be decided upon during your discussion.