Filling teeth to be durable and beautiful: What you should know

Dental fillings are one of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to correct missing teeth. Specifically, what conditions does this method require, how is it done, how much is the filling and what else should be noted?

Please find out through the information that Hello Bacsi synthesizes in the following article!

Causes of missing teeth

A gaping tooth is a condition in which there is a gap between two adjacent teeth. Teeth can become loose due to many reasons such as:

  • Natural
  • Chipped permanent teeth or small teeth
  • Periodontal disease causes teeth to protrude
  • The habit of flossing with toothpicks, using the wrong dental floss
  • Teeth move over a long time due to tooth loss, creating gaps

Sparse teeth cause some difficulty when eating, biting or chewing food. The condition of the front teeth is sparse or the teeth in obvious positions are sparsely affecting the smile and confidence when communicating. In addition, some positions of gaping teeth can be difficult to clean, easy to form plaque and tooth decay.

Filling wide teeth, filling incisors is a suitable choice for gaps that are not too large (less than 2mm) and both side teeth are still good and intact.

How are dental fillings done?

Filling is the use of filling materials to naturally narrow the gap, helping to ensure the function of eating, oral hygiene and aesthetics when communicating. Currently, dentists often prefer to use composite materials in fillings, especially when filling in front teeth with advantages such as:

  • The color is like real teeth, easy to shape and polish, especially suitable for conspicuous positions such as front teeth
  • The life of the filling is relatively durable over time, can be up to 5 years or more
  • The cost is not too high.

The process of filling thin teeth

You can rest assured that the filling process is quick and doesn’t require much travel time or effort. Fillings are usually completed in no more than 2 hours in the dental office with the following steps:

  • Examination and consultation:The dentist will review the gap, position, tooth health and discuss with you the solution and materials used.
  • Teeth cleaning :Teeth will be cleaned of plaque, tartar, decayed , damaged teeth (if any) by drilling tools or ultrasonic devices. The placement of the filling is usually anesthetized so that you feel completely comfortable during the procedure.
  • Surface treatment of fillings:A specialized acid solution is applied to tooth enamel to create a microscopic surface roughness, which helps the filling material adhere to the tooth, and then is washed.
  • Filling:Composite is plastered on teeth in thin layers and solidified by a special light. The gap is filled by the widening of the two side teeth, but is still separated by a narrow gap in the middle. After filling, you can still floss like 2 normal independent teeth. Final shaping is done with specialized brushes to achieve the shine of natural enamel.

Should the teeth be spaced, should they be filled?

It can be seen that the biggest advantage when filling a wide tooth is that the tooth is preserved almost intact. The dental filling process is very quick and cost-effective. However, after a short period of time, you may need to reapply as the filling becomes worn, chipped, discolored, or comes off. To know if you should fill your teeth, please refer to the following other ways to fix gaps.

Compare dental fillings with other correction methods

In addition to the way to fill the gaping teeth, filling the front teeth, veneers and porcelain veneers are also commonly used methods to erase the gap and ensure high aesthetics. Each option has its own pros and cons as follows:

Porcelain veneers

Porcelain has a very good hardness and colorfastness over time, moreover, it covers all real teeth, so the life span of porcelain teeth usually lasts from 20-25 years. However, real teeth will be significantly worn down to create a pulp for porcelain veneers. You will have to go through many appointments with a multi-step process such as taking impressions of the sample teeth, grinding the teeth and attaching temporary teeth while the porcelain teeth are created in the technical room, then the porcelain teeth are attached. For these reasons, the cost of porcelain crowns is much higher.

Give veneer

Instead of fillings, thin composite or porcelain veneers are applied to the surface of the two side teeth to close the gap. However, in order for the sticker not to be stuck, the surface of the real tooth needs to be partially abraded, impression, shape the sticker and glued to the tooth at the next appointment. With a dentist’s solid expertise and technique, veneers can last for 5-10 years or more. The cost of veneering is also not cheap, usually it will be more expensive than porcelain crowns due to its higher aesthetic factor, less abrasive wear than porcelain veneers and requires more skilled doctors and technicians.

How much is a tooth filling?

In fact, the choice of filling or any other method depends more on the actual condition of the teeth, requires an effective treatment in the long run, preserves as much real teeth as possible and saves costs for patients. client.

How much is a dental filling? Prices range from about 400,000 to more than 1,000,000 VND depending on the location of the dental facility, machinery and equipment, dentist’s skills, service level, public, private or international…

When choosing an address to fill in, you should find a reputable place, a highly qualified dentist with all the necessary machinery to be consulted on the most suitable method and ensure the quality implementation process, true, beautiful, safe. Reviews from groups or acquaintances with practical experience can help you have more basis to choose from.

Notes in care after filling thin teeth

In order for the filling results to be long-lasting, you need to take care of your teeth after filling properly with the following notes:

  • Wait at least 2 hours after filling, or as directed by your dentist, before eating or drinking. As for filtered water, there is no need to abstain.
  • Avoid drinks that are too hot or too cold for the first time after filling. Filling materials expand due to heat, which can shorten the life of the filling, causing it to chip easily.
  • Do not chew or bite with too much force at the position of the tooth that has been filled (or even covered with porcelain).
  • In addition to the above notes, you can eat and drink as usual. However, the consumption of colored drinks such as soft drinks, tea, coffee, wine… can make real teeth as well as filling teeth discolored. Therefore, you need to rinse your mouth after use.
  • To protect the teeth and keep the fillings, it is necessary to ensure proper oral hygiene, brush your teeth at least 2 times a day with an antiseptic and fluoride-containing toothpaste.
  • Periodic dental examination at least 2 times / year to clean plaque, tartar on the surface and under the teeth … so that the filling teeth and teeth are healthy for a long time.

With the basic information about fillings above, Hello Bacsi hopes that it has been more or less helpful for you to make better decisions in taking care of your oral health and that of your family.




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