Do's and Don'ts if You Don't Want to Have

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25 Feb 2023

Do's and Don'ts if You Don't Want to Have   

      When permanent teeth have 'caries' problems, we can't pull them out and wait for a new set of teeth to replace them. Filling is therefore a way to treat cavities in order to close the gap where bacteria can invade the remaining teeth and allow the patient to use the remaining teeth longer. 

 What is a tooth filling

      A filling is the filling of dentin that has been lost due to various circumstances such as tooth decay, tooth fracture due to an accident or old damaged material with a specific filling material to restore the normal shape and ability to chew food.

How many types of materials are used in dental fillings?

      There are two popular types of fillings used in teeth: metal fillings and tooth-colored fillings. The details are as follows.

  1. Metal filling material or amalgam

      A metal obtained by mixing mercury with other metals. In dentistry, silver-tin-amalgram compounds are silver-gray, soft, flowing, and moldable.

Advantages: It lasts more than 10 years, is strong, can support chewing forces, and is cheaper than fillings with tooth-colored materials.

Disadvantages: Filling with metal fillings requires more loss of dentin because it requires more space to support the material. And has a color that is not like the natural teeth. Important things can cause the color of the surrounding teeth to be gray and there may be an allergic reaction to mercury mixed in amalgam materials.

  1. Tooth-colored material or composite resin

      Resin composites are dental fillings that mimic the appearance of natural teeth and are made of two main ingredients: a matrix containing the monothermate and an insert that adds strength to the material.

Advantages: can choose the same color as the tooth. It can repair chipped or broken teeth back to their normal shape and less loss of dentin than metal fillings because there is no need to grind more than the decayed part to support the material.

Disadvantages: Composite resins last less than amalgam and are less strong. Therefore, there is a risk of breaking the material more and there are more complicated methods. resulting in a higher price than metal fillings.

Things to ‘do’ after filling your teeth

  • Brush your teeth with flossing
  • Use fluoride mouthwash
  •  Hurry back to see the dentist if abnormalities are found.

Things not to do after filling teeth

  •  Do not eat hard, crunchy or sticky food
  •  Do not smoke, drink tea or coffee
  •  Biting or gnawing on food with just-filled teeth

      When tooth decay is not treated, it will cause the hole to spread, widen and deepen resulting in tooth sensitivity, toothache, tooth rocking, inability to chew, abscess or pus. In some cases, it may not be curable and the tooth may need to be extracted. Therefore, to prevent the possible effects of tooth decay. You should get a filling early.



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