Category: Dental Fillings

Dental fillings: A Bite-Sized Guide

Dental fillings: A Bite-Sized Guide

This section will give you a summary guide of the different types of fillings for teeth that are widely used by dentists.  This page will focus on what dental fillings are, why they are needed and list the choices of ...

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What is Involved With a Dental Filling Procedure?

What is Involved With a Dental Filling Procedure?

Here is the commonest question answered first: “Will it Hurt?” NO!  Your dentist will ensure that you do not feel pain while having a dental filling procedure.  This will be ensured by numbing the nerve of the tooth with the use ...

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Six Possible Problems After Getting A Filling

Six Possible Problems After Getting A Filling

After a filling has been placed, there are a few ‘teething’ problems that might occur in the short-term.  There are also problems that might occur in the longer term. Tooth pain after filling placement is a common problem, but there are ...

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Bonding Teeth: Sticky-Notes on Dental Bonding

Bonding Teeth: Sticky-Notes on Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is the term used to describe a process to reshape or bulk out any misaligned front teeth.  It is the application of white filling material to the front dentition, usually in order to improve some cosmetic defect.  It ...

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Reasons Why A Filling May Need To Be Replaced

Reasons Why A Filling May Need To Be Replaced

Fillings are never as strong as unfilled teeth, and rarely will a filling last a lifetime. Thus they will occasionally need replaced, and there are a variety of reasons for needing to do so. Some of these reasons will be obvious ...

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What Factors Determine The Cost Of A Filling?

What Factors Determine The Cost Of A Filling?

When you need a filling, the cost will depend on a lot of factors. There is no ‘standard’ filling. Each treatment is different and therefore the cost will vary too. These factors affecting cost will include: The type of material used.  ...

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Pain During Filling – A Reader’s Question

Pain During Filling – A Reader’s Question

‘Alan’ asks: “Hi, I hope you can help. While having fillings I feel quite a lot of pain, it is like someone holding an ice cube on an open nerve creating a shooting pain (like when an icecream touches a ...

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Gold Fillings and Porcelain Alternatives

Gold Fillings and Porcelain Alternatives

When are gold fillings and other alternatives like porcelain needed to fix a tooth?  This page will help answer that question for you. In cases of a lot of damage to a tooth due to extensive decay, fracture or other ...

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Amalgam vs Composite Fillings : A comparison

Amalgam vs Composite Fillings : A comparison

In the previous few pages of this section, we have summarized amalgam filling (‘silver’ fillings) and composite filling (‘white’ fillings) materials. They are two very different materials that are the most common choices for restoring teeth. As they are so ...

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Glass Ionomer Filling: A Useful White Material

Glass Ionomer Filling: A Useful White Material

Glass ionomer filling, like composite filling is another filling material that is tooth-colored.  Although not as strong as composite as a white filling,  glass ionomer filling does have some uses: For filling decay, dental erosion or other  tooth-wear cavities around the gum area. ...

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