Also known as dental restoration is used to repair the broken or decayed tooth. Dental Filling is the most common type of tooth repair. There are different types of dental fillings. Generally we can categorize them as following:
- Direct dental fillings:
- Dental Amalgam
- Dental Composite
- Dental glass inomer
- Indirect dental restorations:
Most of the fillings we do these days are direct dental fillings which from them Composite fillings are the most frequently used ones.
Direct dental fillings are done while patient is in the chair and is finished in one session. Mainly they are like a paste when inserted in the tooth and then they set and turn hard by special light or after couple of minutes by themselves.
Indirect dental fillings need impression taking and are made in the dental laboratory. Then dentist cement them in the tooth by a dental cement (glue). Mainly they are made of porcelain and last longer than direct dental fillings but are more expensive.
Here are some examples: