Dental Fillings

Dental Restoration Treatment

Dental restoration, dental fillings, or simply fillings, are treatments used to restore the structure ,function& integrity of missing tooth structure resulting from caries or external trauma. They are of two broad types Direct and Indirect.

Direct Restoration

In this type of restorations a soft or malleable filling material is placed into the prepared tooth and then shaped like the original tooth. The material is then set hard and the tooth is restored. The advantage of direct restorations is that they usually set quickly and can be placed in a single procedure.

Types of Filling Materials for Direct Restoration

Today, several dental filling materials are available. Teeth can be filled with , Silver Amalgam or Tooth-Colored Composite Resin Fillings. There is also a material that contains glass particles and is known as Glass Ionomer Cements.

Indirect Restoration

In this type ,the restoration is fabricated outside of the mouth using the dental impressions of the prepared tooth. The final restoration is usually bonded with a cement onto the teeth permanently. Common indirect restorations include Inlays and Onlays , Crowns & Bridges, and Veneers.

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