Fillings, also known as dental restorations, are a common dental procedure used to treat teeth that have been damaged by decay, cracks, or fractures. Fillings help to restore the structure and function of damaged teeth and prevent further damage or decay.

During a filling procedure, the dentist will first numb the area around the tooth with a local anesthetic. They will then remove any damaged or decayed material from the tooth and clean the area to prepare it for the filling material.

There are several types of filling materials available, including amalgam (silver), composite (tooth-colored), porcelain, and gold. The dentist will choose the most appropriate material based on the location and extent of the damage.

Once the filling material has been applied, the dentist will shape and polish the filling to ensure a comfortable fit and a natural appearance. The filling will then be checked to ensure proper occlusion (bite) and function.

Fillings are a routine and straightforward dental procedure that can be completed in just one visit in most cases. With proper care and maintenance, fillings can last for many years and help to maintain the health and function of your teeth. Regular dental checkups and cleanings can help to identify and treat any new decay or damage before it becomes more extensive and requires more extensive treatment.


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