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  • Procedure Time
    30 min-1 hour
  • Anaesthesia
    General or Local
  • Overnight stay
    1 night
  • Recovery Time
    1 Day

What is Tooth Filling?

Dental filling is a procedure performed to give a healthy function and aesthetic appearance to  the tooth damaged by decay. The caries in the decayed tooth are cleaned and the remaining  space is filled with the material to be preferred in accordance with the original shape of the  tooth. In this way, bacteria that may enter the tooth are prevented and the decay of the tooth  is stopped.Composite resin is the most preferred material.

Who is this for?

Individuals who have tooth cavity, tooth decay or damaged tooth surface. Which materials are used in filling treatment? With the advancement of today's technology, many different materials are used in filling.  Filling types are generally 4 types: analgam filling, composite filling, gold filling and ionomer  filling. The doctor usually decides which type of filling will be used.

How is the filling done?

When your dentist decides on filling treatment, he will first remove the decayed tissue and  clean the other affected parts. The cleaned space is then filled with one of the materials  mentioned above.

How do we know we need fillers?

Your dentist will decide on the filling. When you go to the dentist for the examination, he or  she can determine whether your decay needs to be filled. A small mirror is used during the  dental examination. Everything observed as abnormal is controlled with the help of a special  device. Your dentist may want to x-ray a part of your mouth if needed.

Things to Consider After Dental Filling Treatment

Although dental filling is a very common dental treatment, many patients may experience  mild pain or discomfort after the procedure. The pain that occurs after the procedure may  require you to be examined by the dentist again. The most common reason of the pain after dental filling is caused because of high  filling.Although the dentist works carefully to adjust the filling height, the patient may experience discomfort during chewing and speaking over time. In this case, the dentist  should be contacted again and the filling should be shaped. In some cases, the pain may be felt in the tooth next to the filled tooth. This is normal and  does not indicate a problem. The pain will subside within a week or two. It is normal to develop sensitivity to things such as cold weather, hot and cold drinks for 3  weeks after tooth filling. To avoid this situation, using a special toothpaste for sensitive teeth  and chewing with the other side of the mouth while eating for a while will help. After filling the teeth, it is generally recommended not to consume solid foods. "What can be  eaten after the filling process?" The answer to the question will vary depending on the type of  filling and the process.However the patients needs to wait wearing off the effect of local  anesthesia before eating something.Thus, it can be prevented from biting the cheek or lip  without noticing it.


 How long does the Tooth Filling last?

Composite resin fillings can be used for up to 5 years without any problems, with the  establishment of a good oral care routine.

When should the dental filling be changed?

 In case of decay around or under the dental filling, the filling may need to be changed.  Except for such cases, the filling does not need to be changed.

Why does the tooth filling fall off?

The tooth filling may fall after the filling process performed without using the correct method  and with poor quality materials.

Does the filled tooth decay?

Fillings are made to replace the lost tooth tissue after the tooth decay is completely cleaned,  but they are not decay-preventing. In the presence of insufficient oral hygiene, the filled tooth