A dental resin filling is a synthetic material used to restore the structure of teeth that have become damaged as a result of tooth decay (cavities) or injuries such as fissures or cracks; the filling allows for the tooth to get a restart on health.
Dental resin fillings adhere perfectly to the surface of the teeth and are virtually undetectable to the eye.
Many patients with tooth decay also suffer from teeth sensitivity due to loss of enamel or have problems with biting and chewing properly. Dental fillings can help treat these conditions as well, by evening out the surface of the tooth.
There are a few signs that will indicate when a filling might be necessary:
What type of Dental Resin Fillings are there?
The most common types are:
How long is the process?
Dental resin fillings are a simple and rather painless dental procedure than can be completed in a 20 to 60 minutes’ hour span. It can take longer or require a second appointment depending on the material used, the size of the decayed-hole, or if multiple fillings are needed.
How does the Dental Resin Filling process work?
Knowing what to expect can ease some of the anxiety patients often feel before going to the dentist. Here’s what happens during the procedure: