Pauly Dental in Wichita, Kansas
What is a Dental Filling?
A dental filling is used to prevent your teeth from decaying any further. A dentist will remove the decayed part of the tooth, clean it and then put a filling in the cavity. A dental filling will prevent the tooth from decaying any further.
Types of Dental Fillings
There are direct and indirect fillings. Direct fillings are placed in one visit and are used for minor decay. Indirect fillings require multiple dentist visits. Onlays and inlays are examples of indirect fillings. Veneers that are made with base metal alloys, gold, composite resin or ceramics may also be used.
Indirect fillings are used when the tooth is severely damaged, but the damage is not serious enough for a crown. The dentist will have to make an impression before the filling is placed. After that, the dentist will place a temporary restoration over the tooth.
The impression will be used to construct the dental filling. The dentist will place the filling at the next appointment.
Benefits of Dental Fillings
A dental filling can prevent your tooth from suffering any more damage. A filling will also restore the function of your tooth. Your tooth will be easier for you to clean after you get it restored. Furthermore, you can prevent tooth loss by getting a dental filling.