Dental Filling

A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. When a dentist gives you a filling, he or she first removes the decayed tooth material, cleans the affected area, and then fills the cleaned out cavity with a filling material.

By closing off spaces where bacteria can enter, a filling also helps prevent further decay.

Dental Fillings are of various types. The type of filling to be used will depend upon the condition of decay and other factors such as a person being allergic to a material. Below are the different type of fillings available

  • Metal
  • Porcelain/Ceramic
  • Composite resin (tooth-colored fillings)
  • Amalgam (an alloy of mercury, silver, copper, tin and sometimes zinc).
  • Frequently Asked questions

    • Q1. Will there be pain during and post procedure?

      Generally there will be no pain associated.

    • Q2. How long does the dental filling last?

      Longevity of the filling depends on the position of the cavity, material of the filling and how will you take care of your filling. In an ideal scenario, the life of the filling varies from 10 to 20 years.