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What is Tooth Filling?

A tooth filling is a procedure that helps to heal cavities, so they do not become a larger issue down the line. Fillers can fill small holes created by tooth decay. They can also heal cracks and breaks in teeth. Your unchecked and untreated tooth decay can lead to severe problems in future.A filling is a process of restoring a decay-damaged tooth to its natural function and form.

Why should you choose Everest Dental Solution?

We at Everest dental solutions remove the decayed tooth material first. Then our doctor cleans the infected area and fills the space with filling material.This filling seals the affected area to stop further decay. We use gold, porcelain, composite resin and an alloy of mercury, silver, copper, tin and sometimes zinc as filling materials.

We at Everest Dental Solution has the best team of doctors and technicians with us. Our founder and chief dentist, Dr Jyotsna is having more than 7 years of experience with over 3000 dental treatments.

We understand the need of your healthy teeth and we provide the best treatment for tooth filling.

According to your need, we recommend any of the following types of tooth filling-

  1. Gold filling - Gold inlays can last more than 20 years. Gum tissues tolerate them very well. It is the reason dentists say that gold is the best filling element. It is the costliest option which needs several visits of patients. Generally, gold fillings are made in the laboratory then used into required place.

  2. Amalgam (silver) filling - This type of fillings is wear-resistant and less expensive. At the same time, they are more visible than porcelain or composite restorations. As these fillings are darker in colour, they are not used typically in visible places like the front part of teeth.

  3. Composite (plastic) resins filling - Dentists use this type of fillings when you desire to have a natural look. Because it gives the same colour as to your teeth, but doctors may not use this type of fillers in large areas as it may wear over time. Moreover, it can catch stain from coffee, tea or tobacco. It may not last for long like other forms of fillings.

  4. Porcelain or Ceramic filling - This type of fillings match with tooth’s colour and avoid staining. Usually, it repairs most of the tooth. It is as expensive as gold fillings. It is made in a lab to order then applied to the tooth.


Types of filling

What is the procedure?

  • Local anaesthesia - At first, your doctor may give you local anaesthesia. It will make the area around your tooth numb.

  • Decay removal - Then the dentist will cut through the enamel to clean the decay. Then he or she will shape the space and make it ready for fillings.

  • Etching - Then the doctor will apply an acid gel before placing the filling.

  • Application of Resin - You may need resin application for a particular type of fillings. To make it healthy, the doctor will use a bright light.

  • Polishing - After completion of the fillings, the dentist will polish the tooth. 


What are the advantages of dental filling?

  1. Dental fillings have an efficient remedy for minor tooth cavities and slight fractures

  2. Along with filling the pit, it also helps to balance out the tooth’s surface and enhance the function of your bite

  3. It reduces the sensitivity significantly when decay destroys the enamel of the tooth

  4. Fillings can control the further damage of tooth which may lead to the tooth extraction

  5. It can clean the patches on teeth. Mainly the molars and premolars are impossible to clean other than fillings as they are the worst affected 

  6. Doctors use Fillings to repair cracks in teeth and damage from habits like nail-biting, tooth grinding, using your teeth to open things etc.

Ten common signs, you need tooth filling:

While it is your dentist, who can only tell you when you need a tooth filling. Yet there are few common signs are there-


  • When you experience tooth sensitivity for exposure to hot or cold temperature or sweet, sticky and sour foods

  • When you feel a sharp pain in your tooth

  • When you feel pain on biting down your food

  • When you can see a hole or a dark spot on your tooth

  • When you experience sticking food on or between individual teeth

  • When your tooth feels rough

  • When any of your existing tooth fillings is cracked or broken 

  • When you need replacement of tooth filling due to loss of the previous filling

  • When your tooth is fractured

Post-treatment care:

You should keep in mind the followings,

  • Do not chew anything until your numbness around the teeth has gone

  • Avoid anything too hot or too cold for the first few days after the filling

  • You may feel soreness around the gum area for a few days. It will go away afterwards

  • Avoid sticky and hard food just after the filling

  • If your dental fillings come out or sensitivity stays for too long, immediately inform to your doctor

  • Always follow good oral hygiene like cleaning, brushing, mouthwash and flossing

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