Fillings are applications made in cases of tooth decay. During the procedure, first of all, the decayed tooth tissue is cleaned, then the filling is made with the relevant filling material. The aim is to close the tooth cavities and prevent the cavity from reaching an advanced level and triggering tooth loss. Today, the most preferred filling types are gold fillings, silver (amalgam) fillings, composite resin, and porcelain fillings.
In order to understand whether the patient needs a filling, it is necessary to undergo a dental examination. Decayed teeth are easily recognizable teeth that can be detected after examining the tooth surface with the help of a small mirror. The x-ray taken before the procedure also determines the necessity of filling treatment.
The life of the fillings varies according to the patient’s oral and dental care and the type of filling. Fillings can be used in a period ranging from 5 to 10 years. Composite fillings provide a more aesthetic appearance compared to other filling types. These fillings, which are especially used in tooth fractures, are also compatible with the existing color of the teeth. Porcelain fillings are generally used for fillings for anterior teeth.