Tooth filling is an art where the damaged portion of the tooth are removed, cleaned and filled with a filling material. The cavity filling is undertaken in order to prevent further decay and infection. The dental restoration works are to be handled only by professional dentists and they would take a final call on the type of implants needed. The decayed part of the teeth is first cleaned and removed by the dentist. Then the cleaned out cavity will be filled out by the variety of fillings as per the person's condition. In case the decay is large, then a cap or a crown maybe put on top of the filling to prevent the erosion further. Amalgam or silver fillings are the most common ones used followed by composite resins, where the fillings are made as per the person's teeth color. In some cases gold fillings are also used as part of the dental fillings treatment. Porcelain fillings are also used where the custom made onlays are made in a lab and embedded in the decayed portion. The dentist gives a final polishing once the filling has been placed. There will be no pain and there is only slight numbness after the treatment is done. A Special gel based paste for brushing will be given to sooth the filling area and regular activities and diet can be started within a few days. A couple of periodic checkups are all that is required for the healing process to be complete.
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