Temporary Fillings are required in cases where more than one dental visit is required to treat tooth decays, to treat root canals and allow the nerve to settle down prior to final treatment. Temporary fillings as the word suggests are not meant to last. They wear out in time, hence it is important that the filling is replaced by a permanent one. If not, they can infect the tooth further.
Kinds of fillings available:
Today there are several materials used in fillings. Gold, Silver Amalgam – which consists of mercury mixed with silver, tin, zinc and copper, plastic, materials like composite resin are all used in fillings. Materials like glass ionomer that is those that contain glass particles are also used. Ionomer is similar to composite resin that is used in fillings.
Taking care of tooth fillings:
A good oral hygiene is important to maintain your fillings.Following are some of the tips to take adequate care:
Visit your dentist regularly for cleanings brush using a fluoride toothpaste, floss regularly use an antibacterial mouthwash
In case of cracks or chipping of fillings, make sure you visit the doctor. As this can cause debris and saliva to seep down the filling and tooth which can lead to further decay.
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