Dental filling or obturation techniques consist of cleaning the cavity created by caries and filling it with resin to restore the original appearance of the tooth.
Dental fillings. What are they?
Dental fillings are a common form of treatment in conservative dentistry to repair teeth damaged by cavities or other injuries. Today’s fillings can help preserve natural tooth structure and avoid the need for more invasive procedures.
A dental filling is a technique in which a dentist fills a tooth cavity with a dental material to restore the tooth’s form and function. Materials currently used for dental fillings include composite resins and ceramics.
The process of placing a dental filling usually begins with the application of local anesthesia to numb the area of the tooth to be treated. The dentist then uses a dental instrument to remove the damaged tooth tissue and prepare the cavity for the filling. After placing, in many cases, an insulating material, the filling material is placed in the cavity, shaped and smoothed to fit the tooth perfectly. The filling is hardened and fixed in place with a special curing light.
After the procedure, it is normal to feel some sensitivity or discomfort in the treated area. This usually disappears after a few days and can be relieved with over-the-counter pain relievers if necessary. It is important to maintain good oral hygiene, including daily brushing and flossing, to avoid plaque buildup around the filling and prevent future caries.
In conclusion, dental fillings are an effective and common form of treatment to repair teeth damaged by cavities or other injuries.
Conservative dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of early dental disease to avoid the need for more invasive procedures in the future. The primary goal of conservative dentistry is to preserve natural tooth structure and promote long-term oral health.
Prevention is a key component of conservative dentistry. We dentists encourage proper oral hygiene, including daily brushing and flossing, as well as regular visits to the dental office for a professional cleaning and dental exam. In addition, we can offer personalized advice on how to maintain a balanced diet and avoid foods and beverages that can damage teeth, such as soft drinks and sweets.
Early diagnosis is another important aspect of conservative dentistry. Treatment at this early stage can be simple and less invasive, and can avoid the need for more complex and costly treatment in the future. At Clinica Llobell we can offer you the most current technology in radiodiagnostics for your best treatment.
Conservative dentistry treatment focuses on preserving natural tooth structure. This includes the removal of damaged or diseased dental tissue, and the replacement of this tissue with high quality dental materials, such as composite resins. Within these, you should know that there are different qualities. Clínica Llobell only uses proven materials and AAA quality.
Conservative dentistry is an important part of modern dentistry, and its focus on prevention and early treatment can help patients maintain a healthy and beautiful smile in the long term.