The destroyed tooth structure never regenerates, so to save and strengthen the remaining tooth structure the dentist removes the decayed portion of the tooth using various hand instruments and electric drill and packs this cavity with a dental filling material.

A dental filling material helps to maintain the morphology and function of the decayed tooth structure.

 

 

Amalgam Filling                                             Composite Filling\

WHY DO WE NEED TO GET TEETH RESTORED?

We often ask ourselves that what is the need to get our teeth restored? Here is the answer to this question

  1. The restoration or filling prevents the further decay of the healthy part of the tooth.
  2. the restoration strengthens the decayed part of the tooth
  3. repair tooth fractures
  4. prevents food lodgment
  5. reduces patient discomfort while chewing
  6. aesthetic appearance to the teeth specially if anterior teeth are involved
  7. prevents fracture of the tooth
  8. maintain the various functions of the tooth like mastication, speech
  9. prevents chipping of the tooth surface
  10. provides healthy periodontium
  11. maintains the morphology of the tooth
  12. If the tooth is not restored well in time, the bacterial invasion reaches the pulp causing lots of pain to the patient. in such a case we have to go in for a more discomforting treatment like root canal treatment(RCT) or in extreme cases extraction or removal of the tooth from its socket.

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