Cosmetic fillings are special medical materials used to restore a tooth’s shape and function and look after decay, cavity, or misshape problems, cosmetic fillings have many types such as composite, and porcelain, and all are used to give aesthetic improvements to the smile.
White filling, also known as a composite filling is made to offer a natural appearance and soft feeling in the mouth.
The color of composite fillings is designed to match the natural teeth’ shape. The dental structure is adhered to by the composite resin, which contributes to the tooth’s strength.
Your dentist will first remove the decayed portion of the tooth before applying a rubber substance inside the cavity to reinstate your smile. The tooth will then be covered in thin layers of composite resin. Each layer will be dried using a heating light. Your dentist will shape the filling to match the shape of your teeth after the final layer of filling has dried and solidified.
For a robust, realistic-looking filling, porcelain is frequently combined with metal.
Dental labs create porcelain fillings, which are then delivered to the orthodontist for cementing inside your mouth. To complete the procedure, at least two dental appointments are typically necessary.
Fillings made of amalgam are silver in color. The back teeth of the mouth are typically sealed using them. Amalgam is made up of a combination of different metals, including copper, tin, silver, and mercury.
Although some patients might find the silver color unappealing, it is a long-lasting solution for severely worn molars.
Gold fillings are created in a lab using a mixture of gold and additional materials like copper and silver, after which they are sealed inside the mouth.
You may need to be cautious about what you eat after the dental procedure, depending on the type of filling.
After a filling meal, opt for simple-to-chew foods like soup, omelets, and soft bread.
Don’t eat unless you don’t have any pain or a swollen face.
You can eat and drink after the procedure because composite fillings (white fillings) harden instantly under the blue light used in the dental office.
Most dentists advise patients to wait at least 24 hours before consuming solid foods after getting amalgam (metallic shade) dental fillings because they take some time to harden.