Dental obturations

Dental obturations

Obturation of primary teeth

Primary teeth have to be treated especially when there are large caries in the child’s mouth. Do not accept the misbelief that these don’t matter because primary teeth will fall out. If a primary tooth was decayed and it was not treated, the dental pulp dies and inflammation spreads through the root apex and it reaches the tooth bud of the permanent tooth situated under the primary tooth and this tooth bud gets also infected. This way the child’s permanent teeth will erupt with cavities and with brown and black spots on them and these can be cleaned only with a drill. If you discover brown and black spots on your child’s primary teeth, see a dentist because he can avoid complications. At first these decayed primary teeth need to be filled. At our office we use special white or pink glass ionomer fillings. After it gets hard, this filling (cement) emits fluor into the tooth tissue, hindering the appearance of caries. Once the primary tooth is filled, the child should go for check-ups, the dentist checks the status of the filling and if it is needed, he applies some enamel on it, so its surface becomes smoother, hindering the sticking of plaque or bacteria.

Obturation of molars and premolars

The most frequent dental disease is the appearance of caries when – because of the presence of the bacteria – a cavity appears on the tooth and in case it is not treated, it becomes larger and larger, it weakens the tooth and it leads to the infection of the dental pulp and so to diseases. During restoration we usually clean the cavity with drills – with local anesthetization -, we remove the infected tooth tissue and after a pretreatment and application of the adhesive plastic we put some layers of aesthetic filling material in the cavity. We enlight the layers with a special lamp with blue light, the filling material gets hard and after that we shape its surface according to the anatomical shape and we polish its surface to be smooth.

After photopolymerisation (application of blue light) the aesthetic filling becomes hard enough, so theoretically you could eat immediately after the obturation, but because of local anesthetization it is recommended to wait until its effect goes by in order not to bite your lips.

Obturation of incisors

Today aesthetic fillings are as important as the nice appearance of the teeth. Today exist some new filling materials that help us restore the teeth naturally. At our office we use materials that are similar to original teeth as far as their colour and texture are regarded.