Why are most tooth fillings silver?
A silver tooth filling is made from amalgam, that a combination of metals that include mercury, silver, tin, and copper. Amalgam has been the standard of care in dentistry for over a century because its durability, long lifespan, and its affordability compared to other cavity filling materials .Another benefit is that amalgam hardens quickly.
What are resin composite fillings?
Resin composite fillings are made of ceramic and plastic compounds. Because resins mimic the appearance of natural teeth, these fillings have been used in front teeth for years. Resin compounds weren't strong enough to be used in back teeth, where high-pressure grinding and chewing require greater durability.
Can we directly eat after filling treatment?
No, take a 2 hours and you can eat
Why have I been asked to have a CBCT scan?
The scans are useful in many different types of dentistry, especially for dental implant planning, managing impacted teeth and root canal treatments.
What does the scan look like when it is done?
The CBCT examination produces 3-dimensional pictures of a “volume” of your face. The size of the volume depends on the scanner and your particular clinical needs. The information can be viewed on a computer screen by the dentist to help plan treatment.
What’s the different between a denture and a partial denture?
Dentures are typically thought of as a full set of teeth, either the upper denture or lower denture, comprising of all your teeth. Partial dentures are used to replace multiple teeth in a patient who still has some healthy teeth remaining.
Why do I need a dental check-up?
A check-up allows your dentist to see if you have any dental problems and helps you keep your mouth healthy. Leaving problems untreated could make them more difficult to treat in the future, so it's best to deal with problems early, or, if possible, prevent them altogether.
What happens during a dental check-up?
At each check-up, your dentist should:
Examine your teeth, gums and mouth.
Ask about your general health and any problems you’ve had with your teeth, mouth or gums since your last visit.
Ask about, and give you advice on, your diet, smoking and alcohol use, and teeth-cleaning habits.