Dental filling

A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to normal function and shape. Removing of the tooth decay followed by cleaning of tooth surface should be done before placing dental filling materials. By closing off spaces where bacteria can enter, a filling also helps prevent further decay. Different types of dental fillings can be done for temporary or permanent tooth filling.

 

How Do I Know If I Need a Filling?

During a check up at Vivid, our dentist will use dental instruments closely to detect dental decay and anything that looks abnormal. Dental X-ray may also be used for entrie or sections of your mouth.

Which types of dental fillings material is best?

No one type of filling is the best for everyone. It will be determined by the extent of repair, any alleties to certain materials, cost, tooth anatomy and function.

Amalgam (Silver) fillings are resistant to wear and relatively inexpensive. However, due to dark color, they are not usually used in visible areas, such as front teeth. it also contains mecury.

Composite (White) resins are matched to be the same colour, white, as teeth and therfore used where a natural appearance is desired. Composites resin bonding with light curing must occur on tooth for dental fillings. Becuase of this white color, composite resin veneer is also used for aesthetic. But they can become stained from coffee, tea or tobacoo.

 

What if decay or a fracture has damaged a large portion of the tooth?

Types of dental crowns are recommended. Also dental inlay and onlay are also available. Learn more about Inlay here.

What Happens When You get a Filling in Vivid?

Vivid does our best to provide the painless dental treatment and fillings with a gental approaching to patients. We also use auxiliary tool such as rubber dam for fillings and keep the guideline for the dental safety in dentistry.