Dental fillings (fillings) belong to the part of reconstructive treatment that is indicated in case of minor damage or fractures of the teeth. In the case of large-scale damage, they must be solved with restorations called prosthetic crowns, which can be made of different materials. They can also be made of different materials.
When it comes to the creation process, there are two types of fillings: 1.DIRECT FILLINGS - After the cavity preparation, the doctor places the dental filling and the whole procedure is over in one visit. Such fillings are made of composite, glass ionomer, or amalgam. 2.INDIRECT FILLINGS - the creation process takes two or more visits. These include inlays, onlays, veneers. During the first visit, the doctor prepares the tooth and takes its impression. That impression is sent to a dental lab where an upgrade is made which is cemented during the next visit. This way, upgrades are made either from ceramics or ceramic-reinforced composite.
"If you do not treat your tooth in time and prevent the penetration of bacteria, they pass from the enamel into the dentin and advanced caries can lead to inflammation of the dental nerve."