Tooth Cavity Filling – Repair Cracked or Broken Teeth

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Dental fillings is a procedure for cosmetic dentistry at Innovative Smile. The centre is located in Bhubaneswar. Different filling materials are available to match tooth color and condition. Led by Dr. Swastik, among top cosmetic dentist in India.
Dr. Swastik Satpathy, BDS
Dentist – Specialize in dental fillings
Cosmetic Dentist, Dental Surgeon, 10 Yrs Exp
Innovative Smile Dental Clinic
Other Locations – Khandagiri, Bhubaneswar, Phulnakhara, Tangi (Khurdha)


What is Tooth Fillings?

Fillings in dentistry refer to the use of different safe and effective materials to fill an infected or worn down teeth. Most common use of fillings is to fill a tooth cavity. Also they are used to repair cracked, broken & worn down teeth from grinding.

To treat a cavity your dentist will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and then “fill” the area on the tooth where the decayed material once lived. Fillings are used to repair cracked or broken teeth and also teeth that have been worn down from misuse (such as from nail-biting or tooth grinding ).

What types of filling materials are available

Today, several dental filling materials are available. Teeth can be filled with gold; porcelain; silver amalgam (which consists of mercury mixed with silver, tin, zinc, and copper); or tooth-colored, plastic, and materials called composite resin fillings.

What steps are involved in filling a tooth?

First, the dentist will numb the area around the tooth with a local anesthetic. Next, a drill, air abrasion instrument or laser may be used to remove the decayed area. The choice of instrument depends on the individual dentist’s comfort level, training, and investment in the particular piece of equipment as well as location and extent of the decay.

Next, your dentist will probe or test the area during the decay removal process to determine if all the decay has been removed. Once the decay has been removed, your dentist will prepare the space for the filling by cleaning the cavity of bacteria and debris. If the decay is near the root, your dentist may first put in a liner made of glass ionomer, composite resin, or other material to protect the nerve. Generally, after the filling is in, your dentist will finish and polish it.

Several additional steps are required for tooth-colored fillings and are as follows. After your dentist has removed the decay and cleaned the area, the tooth-colored material is applied in layers. Next, a special light that “cures” or hardens each layer is applied. When the multilayering process is completed, your dentist will shape the composite material to the desired result, trim off any excess material and polish the final restoration.

Cavity Filling Cost

Tooth colored filling (composite filling) cost range from Rs 450- 750 per tooth, whereas cosmetic filling cost range from Rs. 650 – 1150 per tooth. Non tooth colored filling cost range from Rs 350 – 550 per tooth whereas temporary filling cost ranges from Rs 150 – 350 per tooth.

Tooth Colored Filling

Aesthetics — the shade/color of the composite fillings can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth. Composites are particularly well suited for use in front teeth or visible parts of teeth.Bonding to tooth structure — composite fillings actually chemically bond to tooth structure, providing further support.Versatility — in addition to use as a filling material for decay, composite fillings can also be used to repair chipped, broken, or worn teeth.

How should i care for my teeth with fillings?

To maintain your fillings, you should follow good oral hygiene practices – visiting your dentist regularly for cleanings, brushing with a fluoride-containing toothpaste, and flossing at least once daily.

If your dentist suspects that a filling might be cracked or is “leaking” he or she will take X-rays to assess the situation.

If your tooth is extremely sensitive, if you feel a sharp edge, if you notice a crack in the filling, or if a piece of the filling is missing, call your dentist for an appointment.

Problems with dental fillings

Tooth sensitivity following placement of a filling is fairly common. Usually, the sensitivity resolves on its own within a few weeks. Pain around the fillings can also occur.

If you experience pain when you bite, the filling may be interfering with your bite. You will need to return to your dentist and have the filling reshaped.

If the decay was very deep or close to the pulp of the tooth, you may experience a “toothache-type” pain. This “toothache” response may indicate this tissue is no longer healthy. If this is the case, root canal therapy may be required.

Why do you need a temporary filling after a root canal?

A temporary filling is normally placed after root canal treatment. This type of filling is used to seal the root canal area until a final restoration (usually a crown) can be placed.


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