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Filling And Root Canal Treatment

• Composite

A composite filling is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth.

Aesthetics are main advantage of composites, its color comes nearly identical to that of actual tooth.

Composite bond to the tooth to support the remaining tooth structure, which helps to prevent breakage and insulate the tooth from excessive temperatures.

Glass ionomer cement

Glass ionomer cements are tooth-coloured materials that bond chemically to dental hard tissues and release fluoride for a relatively long period

Root Canal Treatment

During root canal treatment, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. Afterwards, the tooth is restored with a crown or filling for protection.

A cross section of a healthy tooth showing a normal pulp (with nerves and blood vessels) and the root canals.

A cross section showing infection from tooth decay spreading into the pulp

Root canal filling material (gutta percha) is placed in the canals and the tooth is sealed with a temporary filling to protect it from contamination. Then a crown is usually placed over the tooth to seal and protect it from recontamination and future damage.