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Dental Fillings

If there is presence of caries in your mouth & to prevent further spread of decay visit your dentist. The dentist will remove the decay & restored Tooth Caries Cavity Dentistry Treatment Pune with suitable permanent. Filling material in order to prevent further spread of decay & strengthen the affected tooth. Now a days In modern dentistry more sufers esthetically pleasant filling materials are available. In earlier days Silver ( Amalgam) filling or gold filling restoration were common but Amalgam fillings need more of tooth sliucture removal & are susceptible to discoloration compared to composite filling.

What is Dental Fillings?

A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. When a dentist gives you a filling, he or she first removes the decayed tooth material, cleans the affected area, and then fills the cleaned out cavity with a filling material.

By closing off spaces where bacteria can enter, a filling also helps prevent further decay. Materials used for fillings include gold, porcelain, a composite resin (tooth-colored fillings), and an amalgam (an alloy of mercury, silver, copper, tin and sometimes zinc).

Who needs Dental Fillings?

Normally if you need a filling you will have a dull toothache that does not go away. If you have a deep decay your tooth may also hurt when eating and drinking hot and cold drinks. Deep decay can infect your nerves and that can really really hurt. Some teeth that need small fillings may not hurt at all. When I needed a root canal( deep decay that had spread to tooth nerve) my tooth was very painful. Deep ache and hurt when eating and drinking.

what does your tooth feel like if you need a filling, do you get pains in your tooth? like sharp or aching or anything? and does getting a filling done hurt?

Advantages of Dental Fillings:

Strong, durable and stands up to biting force.  • Can be placed in one visit.  • Normally the least expensive filling material.  • Self-sealing with minimal-to-no shrinkage and it resists leakage (leakage occurs when a filling doesnot completely seal, permitting food and bacteria to “leak in” and promote new decay behind or beneath the filling).  • Resistance to further decay is high.  • Frequency of repair and replacement is low.  • Amalgam is the only material that can be used in a wet environment, especially important when treating small children or special needs patients.


1. Do metal fillings last longer than white fillings?  

Answer:This statement no longer holds true. The white filling materials dentists use today are much more durable than ever before. 

2. Why are white fillings priced higher than the metal kind?  

Answer:White fillings cost more and require more time to place properly.  

3. What is the white filling made of?  

Answer:White fillings are made mostly of resin, which is a mixture of porcelain, quartz, and plastic materials.  

4. Do white fillings cause more sensitivity?  

Answer:If a white filling is done properly, it should not be more sensitive than a metal filling.  

5. What is the strongest filling material?  

Answer:Gold is, by far, the strongest and most durable filling material. The down side to gold is the cost and the golden color.

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