Tooth Filling – White Cavity Filling

Tooth fillings are a safe and effective way to restore your teeth to their original condition.
They can also help to prevent further damage to your teeth and improve your oral hygiene.

Tooth Fillings

A tooth filling is a material that is used to fill in a hole in a tooth. Fillings are used to repair cavities, which are caused by tooth decay. They can also be used to repair chipped or broken teeth.

The filling procedure is relatively simple and can be done in a single visit to the dentist. The dentist will first remove any decayed or damaged tissue from the tooth. Then, they will prepare the tooth and apply the filling material. Finally, they will cure the material with a special light.

Dental fillings mixture

Dental tooth fillings made of a mixture of resins and glass ionomer fillers are a great option because they can be matched to the exact shade and color of your teeth. They are durable and aesthetically pleasing, making them suitable for restoring small tooth defects.

White Cavity Filling Cost Singapore

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Why do I need a dental filling?

If you have a cavity, it is important to get it filled as soon as possible. This will help to prevent the cavity from getting larger and causing more damage to your tooth. It will also help to prevent pain and infection.

Most common types of dental fillings

There are a variety of different types of dental fillings such as amalgam fillings, composite resin fillings, gold fillings, and ceramic fillings.

  • Silver amalgam fillings: Amalgam fillings are made of a mixture of silver, mercury, tin, and copper. They are the most common type of filling and are relatively inexpensive.
  • composite resins fillings: Composite fillings are made of a mixture of plastic and glass. They are tooth colored filling and can be used to match the color of your other teeth. They are also more durable than amalgam fillings.

White Cavity Fillings Procedure

Step 1: Check-up

During your dental checkup, we will check for signs of decay, the extent of the decay, and cracks or fissures that might be susceptible to decay in the future. Our dentists will advise you if you have any teeth that need dental fillings or other treatment. A dental x-ray may be taken to get a better idea of the condition of your teeth.

Step 2: Anaesthetic

If necessary, the dentist will inject a local anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth. A numbing gel may also be applied to the gum to minimize discomfort from the injection.

Step 3: Removing Decay

The dentist will use a high-speed drill, air abrasion tool, or laser to remove any decayed parts of the tooth. This should not hurt, but you may feel vibrations and pressure from the tools. The sound may be loud.

Step 4: Dental Filling

The dentist will apply an acid gel to the surface of the tooth to make the bond stronger. After about 15 seconds, the gel is washed off, leaving a roughened surface. The dentist then applies a thin layer of bonding agent to the surface of the tooth. The bonding agent is then cured with a blue light to harden it. Depending on how deep the filling is, the procedure may be done in stages, hardening one layer at a time. The bonding agent has a putty-like consistency before it is cured, so the dentist can press it into the cavity and mold it to the correct shape.

Step 5: Shaping & Polishing

Once the dental filling is in place and the material has hardened, your dentist will shape and polish it to match the original tooth as closely as possible. The shaping and polishing process is an important part of the filling process. It helps to ensure that the filling is comfortable and that it will last for many years.

How often are fillings replaced?

Even though fillings are thought to be a permanent solution to cavities, they will eventually wear out, come loose, or experience other problems. Most adults may need one or more of them to be replaced. There is no set schedule for when dental restorations need to be replaced. In most cases, dentists will not remove old fillings simply because they have reached a certain age.

Instead, they take into account the patient’s dental habits and the filling material. The most important thing they look for is any sign that the filling is no longer doing an adequate job of protecting the tooth from further decay.

Here are some of the reasons why fillings may need to be replaced:

  • The filling may have cracked or chipped.
  • The filling may have come loose.
  • The filling may not be providing adequate protection due to decay.
  • The patient may have developed an allergy to the filling material.

If you think that your filling may need to be replaced, it is important to see your dentist as soon as possible. Early replacement can help to prevent further damage to the tooth structure and can save you money in the long run.


Cavities and Tooth Decay

Will my tooth hurt if there is decay?

Not always. In the early stages of tooth decay, you may not feel any pain. However, as the decay progresses, it can cause a number of symptoms, including:

Pain when chewing, sensitivity to hot or cold food, bleeding around the tooth or gums and swelling around the tooth

If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to see your dentist as soon as possible. Early treatment can help to prevent the decay from getting worse and causing more pain.

What happens if tooth decay is left untreated?

If tooth decay is left untreated, it can eventually lead to a number of serious problems, including:

Toothache, Infection, abscess, tooth loss


How can I prevent tooth decay?

There are a number of things you can do to prevent tooth decay, including:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time.
  • Floss your teeth once a day.
  • Use fluoride toothpaste.
  • Eat a balanced diet.
  • Limit your intake of sugary foods and drinks.
  • See your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings.

By following these tips, you can help to keep your teeth healthy and strong.


Is it normal for my tooth to be sensitive after white cavity filling? 

Yes, it is normal for your tooth to be sensitive after a white cavity filling, especially if the filling is large or deep. This is because the filling process can damage the nerves in the tooth, which can lead to sensitivity. Sensitivity can also be caused by a high spot on the filling, which can be adjusted by your dentist.

In most cases, sensitivity after a filling will go away on its own within a few weeks. However, if the sensitivity is severe or does not go away, you should see your dentist. They may be able to adjust the filling or prescribe medication to help with the sensitivity.

Here are some tips to help reduce sensitivity after a filling:

  • Avoid chewing on the tooth that was filled for a few days.
  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and avoid brushing too hard.
  • Floss gently around the tooth that was filled.
  • Use a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Avoid eating or drinking hot or cold foods and drinks for a few days.

If you have any concerns about your sensitivity, talk to our dentist. They can help you manage the sensitivity and make sure that your filling is properly placed.

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