Dental Fillings Monmouth

Here at The Face Space we prefer wherever possible to use aesthetic tooth coloured materials. We can replace old , broken or damaged fillings, repair decayed teeth or replace dark amalgam fillings. in addition to this we can replace old fillings which have become damaged or discoloured over time.

Dental fillings are used to restore decayed, damaged or lost teeth. Fillings are used when the decay has destroyed most of the tooth, leaving only the inner part of the tooth intact. It’s necessary that you take good care of your teeth by using proper dental hygiene techniques on a daily basis, including flossing and brushing regularly in order to reduce your need for dental fillings. At The Face Space, we offer dental fillings that can fix cavities, chips and cracks in the enamel of your teeth so that they look whiter and healthier than ever before! We also use dental fillings in Monmouth to close open spaces between teeth, even if there’s not a visible cavity. If you’re interested in learning more about our dental fillings in Monmouth and general dentistry, we welcome you to give us a call today!

Types Of Fillings:

Gold Fillings 

A gold filling, as its name implies, is primarily made of gold and includes a mixture of other metals. Most often, the typical gold filling is made of mostly gold with silver, palladium, or other metals too.

Amalgam Fillings

Amalgam fillings, also known as silver fillings, are made up of different metals, such as silver, mercury, copper, and tin. These fillings have a shiny silver-like appearance when they are in the mouth. It’s been shown that they were more popular than they are today. Although they are the most cost-effective option for the patient, many dentists don’t offer this type of filling. At The Face Space, we can replace these types of fillings. Contact us today.

Composite Fillings

Composite fillings, which are also known as direct fillings, are made of tooth-coloured composite adhesive and applied directly to the tooth. It has a multi-faceted composition that includes a light-sensitive component that hardens and takes shape under high-powered light. Composite fillings are typically used because they mimic the appearance of natural teeth.

Reasons For Needing A Tooth Filling

The most common symptoms of a toothache are tooth sensitivity to hot or cold or sugary foods. However, a toothache can also signal sensitivity to different temperatures, as well as tooth pressure. And, finally, if you experience sudden or persistent pain when chewing or biting, you may also need a filling.

Tooth decay is the most common cause of dental work such as fillings. Plaque forms when bacteria feed on the sugars and starches left on your teeth by food or drink. 

Acids in plaque cause your enamel to break down, resulting in tiny holes that continue to get bigger. Acids, from certain foods and drinks, or with some medical conditions, like reflux or hiatus hernia, can corrode and weaken your tooth enamel, also known as the protective coat of your teeth.

Chipping is a type of injury in which one or more of the person’s teeth are broken and can expose the inner parts of the tooth, leading to wear and tear over time.

Attrition and abrasion can be caused by brushing your teeth too hard or grinding your teeth.

Dental Filling Procedure 

The dental fillings procedure may vary depending on the type of filling and the filling’s location, but generally, these are the steps:

  1. Once the numbing gel has been applied to the gums, the dentist then injects local anaesthetic into the gum. 
  2. With a drill or some other type of specialized tool, the dentist takes away the diseased area of the tooth. 
  3. When that is complete, they place a temporary filling in the cavity.
  4. Finally, they polish the filling and may adjust it so that it will feel comfortable for a person to bite down on it.
  5. If they choose to use a composite filling material, the dentist also needs to cure it with a special light.

How Can You Avoid Fillings In The Future? 

Tooth fillings are good for repairing cavities, and they can stop a toothache in its tracks, but it’s best to not let a cavity turn into a filling in the first place. Your dental hygienist or dentist can help by giving you some pointers in order to do this, here are some ways to avoid fillings in the future:

  • It’s a good idea to cut back on your consumption of sugary or acidic foods and drinks, and drink less sugary beverages throughout the day, for example. Your teeth will be in less pain and will stay strong, and your mouth will have an easier time.
  • Visiting your dentist and dental hygienist as often as necessary
  • You should brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes.
  • Remember to use toothpaste that your dentist or dental hygienist suggests; this will make sure you’re keeping your teeth in good shape.
  • For optimum oral health, your toothbrush should be replaced at least once every three months.

Dental Fillings FAQs

You will need to replace the fillings eventually because materials will wear down through things like eating, drinking, clenching, and grinding your teeth. Old or damaged fillings can serve as entrance points for bacteria and lead to tooth decay, potentially leading to tooth loss. If a patient doesn’t know that their filling has degraded, it’s critical that they schedule dental visits more often.

When a filling is placed, tooth sensitivity can happen fairly frequently. A tooth may be sensitive to different things like pressure, air, sweets, or even temperature. Most often, this condition will resolve on its own within a few weeks.

On average, a metal filling lasts for about 15 years before it needs to be replaced, but this can vary depending on factors like if you grind or clench your teeth. Tooth-coloured fillings are made from a mixture of fine glass and plastic particles.

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