Dental filling are beneficial when you have a rotten tooth. They enable you to keep the tooth and eliminate the possibility of any pain. A dentist will advise you when to fill your tooth and also when to extract it. It is not always beneficial to have your tooth extracted; you need to keep your dental formula intact.
All There is to Know About Dental Care
Dental care is important after a tooth and especially if a molar decays or becomes badly dented and its surface is damaged. In some cases the dent is too deep to get to the root and this makes it painful. You must see a dentist for quick treatment that will keep the pain away permanently.
If you are not willing to have your tooth extracted, it can be filled. Most dentists advise their patients accordingly and they prefer to have the tooth filled instead of extracting. Dental fillings are advantageous because they restore tooth's size, shape and improve it aesthetically.
Reasons to Go for Dental Fillings
Decays that cause formation of pits- Sometimes the tooth decays directly towards the root, forming a pit. In such cases, it is much better having a dental care or filling otherwise known as a dental restoration, other than having an extraction.
Dented surface- A tooth denting occurs when they are used to open hard things such as cans or cracking nuts. The pressure used to break them or open them is usually more than the enamel can withhold, causing part of the tooth to break or fracture. This is reason enough to have your tooth filled.
Rugged surface- The surface of your teeth will become rugged or unusually uneven if you use them to cut your nails or if you keep on rubbing them against each other. A medical disorder commonly known as bruxism mostly occurs to the front teeth that could be caused by emotional stress or anxiety.
The teeth whitening process after dental filling
• The first thing your dentist will do in teeth whitening process is to numb your gum to make it less sensitive to pain using an anesthetic. This could be through an injection or rubbing the gum with tissues containing the anesthetic.
• Next, your dentist will remove the decayed part of the tooth. For this, the dentist will use a drill to remove the decayed part of the enamel. Since the enamel is the hardest part of the tooth, a drill with a comparatively high speed is used.
• Removing the decayed part of the dentin needs a drill with a drill rotating at a speed lesser than that used to drill the enamel. The best way to explain this is that the dentin is not only softer than the enamel, but also closer to the nerves and blood capillaries in the pulp cavity.
• The dentist will then shape the pit, dent or fracture for the filling. Different types of teeth will require different kinds of fillings and consequently, different shaping procedures.
• The next procedure involves fixing a liner commonly known as a liner to protect the pulp.
• When the filling involves using a bonded filling, the dentist will apply acid gel on the enamel to make holes that could be present in the enamel to surface. They make the filling to fit in tightly.
• Finally the filling is placed and polished using burs. At last, some chemicals are used for teeth whitening.