White Dental Filling

White Dental Filling: If you ask the people around you to open their mouths for a moment (a request that will probably come across some surprising looks…), chances are you will have a hard time finding a person whose mouth is free of blockages. This is because tooth decay is so common today that pre-treatment is now considered a preservative dental treatment that allows the tooth to be saved and other damage prevented. The most common treatment for active tooth decay is occlusion – a general and simplistic name that describes a very common and old dental procedure. If in the past most of the fillings were gray-silver and metallic, today it is much more common to see and ask for mainly white fillings.

What is the dental blockage?

First of all, we will explain a little and briefly about the dental blockage. A blockage is a therapeutic result of an outbreak of tooth decay in the tooth. Caries are caused by various bacteria that actually digest and break down the outer tooth coating, in order to reach the inner part where they break down and where they develop – which causes tooth decay and the formation of "holes". The dentist cleans the "hole" and tooth decay, kills the bacteria, and then is left with an "eaten" tooth that needs to be repaired. The repair is performed in these relatively simple cases with the help of a blockage.

The filling is a special and dedicated filler that is inserted accurately and measured into the space created by caries and its treatment when the filling replaces the missing tooth tissue. Of course, in order to maintain the proper and comfortable functioning of the teeth, the dentist performs the filling accurately and shapes its outer part so that it fits the entire tooth, will provide as natural a look as possible, and allow optimal chewing function.

Silver amalgam fillings

In the past, it was very common to use silver fillings, which are also called amalgam fillings. These are dental fillings made from a mixture of metals, including mercury which is toxic. These fillings have a silvery-gray color and in the process of their preparation, it was necessary to wait a relatively long time for the material to harden in order to finally polish it. Today these fillings are less common because of their aesthetic appearance mainly but also because of health concerns of patients who do not want a filling with mercury or other metals.

About white fillings‍

Nowadays as mentioned it is much more common to use white fillings. These are more advanced dental fillings that offer a natural aesthetic look. The fillings are made of complex and advanced materials, with a light shade. The color of the filling can be adjusted to the color of the other teeth and this is another advantage of these fillings. These filings are also considered more durable and strong than older solutions and are used today in the entire oral cavity and not just in the front teeth. Note that if you need a filling in a front tooth, adjusting the color of the filling is a very important process for the end result of the overall aesthetics of the teeth. Therefore, many patients choose to perform teeth whitening before making the fillings. First, perform the whitening and only then the filling, in order to match the color of the filling to the new tooth color.

White fillings are applied in the dental cavities in a similar way to any other filling, but they harden faster and are accelerated using a special ultraviolet lamp, and are chemically bonded to the natural tooth material. The price difference between white fillings and amalgam fillings is relatively negligible, with the aesthetic difference being particularly significant. The actual treatment of making a white filling is short and very simple, with no pain or special risks in the filling procedure itself.

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