Restorative Dentistry is the field of dentistry which deals with examination, diagnosis and treatment of the diseases of the entire oral cavity, the teeth and their supporting tissue structures. It facilitates the rehabilitation of the physiological, functional and aesthetic demands of an individual.
A cavity (known by the disease entity ‘Dental caries’) occurs when bacteria otherwise normally present in the mouth produce acids under a particular pathogenic environment that can attack your teeth. With long term presence, this acid can dissolve away the enamel layer of your teeth thereby causing a hole known as a ‘cavity’. Without proper attention and early intervention by your dentist, dental decay may continue to progress. If you need to have a tooth restored (filled), your treatment options may include various range of materials to varied range of techniques. Our dentist will discuss with you the appropriate material needed and is best for your case. In our clinic we frequently use the ever demanding and resilient “tooth colored” restoration fillings. These include Composite resin, Glass ionomer and Porcelain materials which are considered as ‘Cosmetic white fillings’.
‘Cosmetic white Fillings’ is the technique commonly used in restorative Dentistry. It has been routinely used in cosmetic dentistry over many years and can bring drastic transformation to your smile in just a mere single visit. The process demands a skillful/artistic use of the correct amount and color of “dental composite”.
Advantages of the composite resin:
- Color can be matched and compared to the existing tooth in subject;
- Composite is a relatively strong material in comparison with conventional cements, providing good
- Composite can be used on both front or back teeth respectively;
- Corrosion resistant unlike amalgam
- Resists well to biting and chewing forces;
- Moderately resistant to further decay around it,
- New decay can be easily detected around.
- Repair can be done multiple times.
Dental fillings fall into two major categories based on the technique of application:
Direct restorations and Indirect restorations.
Direct restorations are fillings that are placed immediately into an existing prepared cavity in a single visit. The dentist removes the decay and prepares the tooth, places the filling in it and does the necessary manipulation during single appointment.
Indirect restorations may require multiple visits. They include inlays, onlays and composite veneers. At first visit, the dentist chooses to prepare the tooth and takes an impression of the cavity. This impression is sent to a dental laboratory, which fabricates the dental restoration (filling) for the cavity. The dentist cements the acquired restoration to the patient’s designed cavity and adjusts it in the next appointment.
At Ankura dental hospital various filling/Restoration procedures performed are:
- Filling infected dental cavities – “white fillings”
- Replacing old/broken metal or amalgam fillings
- Repairing broken and chipped teeth
- Closing abnormal gaps in between teeth (diastemas)
- Reshaping and Recontouring teeth
Ankura Dental is the right place to have the right treatment you could ever dream about!!!!