Dental fillings are usually done after tooth decay is removed in most cases but they can also be used to repair tooth damage such as chips or cracks.

What exactly is a dental filling?

Dental fillings are a form of traditional treatment used to preserve the natural tooth, when a tooth is weakened because of cracks, chips, breaks, cavities, or other reasons. The treatment is focussed at not just restoring the strength, but to protect the tooth from further damage as well.

Bhardwaj Clinic uses high-quality materials needed for the procedure to provide both lasting durability and beautiful aesthetics. The patient’s dark old fillings can be replaced with natural-looking white fillings for a makeover of the smile.

The Importance of Routine Dental Care

Routine dental care is very much needed when a person has severe tooth damage or disease. So it is very important for a person to visit a dental clinic at regular intervals. Timely diagnosis and treatment become easy and less painful. The procedure of tooth filling is much easier than a root canal or tooth extraction.

Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and Onlays are also known as a partial dental crown. They are used for cavities located in the larger back teeth or in the deep grooves of the teeth. They are indirect restoration made from high-quality ceramic or porcelain.

The expectation from a dental filling

The dental filling is a relatively simple procedure and can be completed during a single sitting at Bhardwaj dental clinic. A local anesthetic is used for most of the cases to make a person feel comfortable. Sedation is suggested for patients with dental anxiety or fears about their dental treatment. The decayed or infected tooth structure is treated gently before filling the tooth, once the patient is relaxed and comfortable. A natural biting surface is created using composite resin or ceramic material. After that, the curing light is used to secure the material which also seals the filling to prevent future infection.

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Does the procedure of tooth filling hurt?

No, on the contrary, the tooth filling will actually ease the toothache instantly. The procedure too is painless. The dentists at the Bhardwaj clinic are gentle and concerned with every individual.

When the teeth can be used after a dental filling?

Once the filling is complete, the persons need to wait until the numbness of the mouth is gone. This can last up to 3 hours. After that, the teeth can be used freely without any restriction.

Can one get several dental filling in a single sitting?

Yes. Most dentists will advise a person to go for multiple dental filling to avoid further damage to the tooth.

How long do dental fillings last?

With proper dental care and hygiene like brushing, flossing, and usage of mouthwash dental fillings may last for decades. Gold or amalgam fillings last longer in comparison to composite resin fillings.