Direct fillings are fillings that are done directly in your mouth. They are also called Direct Restorations. The fillings “fill” in and restore the damaged or lost part of the tooth structure.
Direct Fillings can be made of:
- Glass Ionomers
Common restorations tend to be tooth-coloured and the most popular material is composite fillings. These fillings are made up of resins and particulate fillers.
The differences in various composites are usually down to the different filler sizes. However, regardless of which type of composite is chosen, they all have superior strengths, aesthetics and use of adhesive bonding techniques. How are they done?
Direct Fillings Procedure
- The tooth is first anaesthetized using local anesthetic.
- The cavity is then cleared of any infection. Alternatively, any damaged or fractured tooth is smoothed and cleaned.
- The cavity is then restored according to the Treatment Plan.
The choice of which filling type is appropriate is made according to information provided on radiographs (x-rays), visual examination and the amount of remaining sound tooth tissue. The biting forces are also something we take into consideration.
The Perfect Smile is here to help you with our direct filling treatment. If you have any further questions, contact us on 01992552155.