If you ask the people around you to open their mouths for a moment (a request that you will likely encounter some surprised looks ...), chances are you will find it hard to find a person whose mouth is blank. This is because tooth decay is so widespread today that pre-treatment is now considered a dental preservative that can save the tooth and prevent other damage. The most common treatment for active tooth decay is obstruction - a general and simplistic name that describes a very common and long-standing dental procedure. If in the past most fillings were gray-silver and metallic, it is now much more common to see and request mostly white fillings.
First of all, we will explain a little and briefly about dental blockage. Clogging is a therapeutic result of a tooth decay outbreak. Caries are caused by various bacteria that actually digest and disassemble the outer tooth coating, to reach the inner part of which they are jointed and develop - which causes tooth decay and "holes" to form. The dentist cleans the "hole" and the caries, eliminates the bacteria and then leaves with an "eaten" tooth that needs repairing. The repair is carried out in relatively simple cases with the help of a plug.
The blockage is a special and dedicated filler that is accurately and accurately inserted into the cavity created from the caries and treated, as the blockage replaces the missing tooth tissue. Of course, in order to maintain proper and comfortable functioning of the teeth, the dentist performs the blockage accurately and shapes the outer part to fit the entire tooth, providing as much natural appearance as possible and optimizing chewing function.
In the past, it was very common to use silver fillings, which are also called amalgam fillings. These are dental fillings made from a mixture of metals, including mercury which is toxic. These fillings have a silvery-gray color and in their preparation process it took a relatively long time for the material to harden to final polish. These fillings are now less common because of their aesthetic appearance, but also because of the health concerns of patients who do not want to be blocked with mercury or other metals.
Today it is much more common to use white fillings. These are more advanced dental fillings that offer a natural aesthetic look. The fillings are made of complex materials (composite) and advanced, light-colored. The clogging shade can be matched with other shades and this is another advantage of these fillings. These fillings are also considered more durable and stronger than older solutions and are currently used throughout the oral cavity and not just the front teeth. Note that if you need anterior tooth seal, adjusting the color of the seal is a very important process for the end result of the general aesthetic of the teeth. Therefore, many patients choose to have teeth whitening prior to making the fillings. First, the whitening is done and only afterwards, to match the color to the new tooth color.
White fillings are applied in the dental cavity in a similar way to any other blockage, but they harden faster and are accelerated by a special ultraviolet lamp and undergo a chemical link with the natural tooth material. The price difference between white fillings and amalgam fillings is relatively negligible, with the aesthetic difference being particularly substantial. The treatment of white blockage is very short and simple, with no pain or special risks in the blockage procedure itself.