Dental Fillings

9-minExpert cosmetic dentist, Dr. Mustafa Haldun Sevgili, understands that you want your smile to look as healthy as it feels. At the most prominent dental clinic in North Cyprus, we repair cavities with tooth-colored, durable materials. Known as a smile expert, Dr. Sevgili learns his patients allergies before choosing to use a particular compound.

Did you know there are more than 5,000 materials currently available for dental clinics to use for dental treatment? While using only the safest and latest advancements in dental technology, our Dental Fillings are beautiful, durable, safe — and NOT toxic. From Dental Fillings to Root Canals to preserve more severely compromised teeth, Kyrenia Dental Clinic notes that a quality dental clinic can do a great deal to prevent a minor dental issue from becoming a major league toothache or worse.

Understanding Tooth Decay

According to the CDC, dental cavities are recurring at epidemic levels in the United States — and while it is highly preventable, it remains the most common chronic disease of children aged 5-17 years.

Dental cavities are a transmissible bacterial infection of the teeth. While even the most scrupulous of at-home dental care and dieting is effective, the key factor affecting a patient’s health or disease comes down to the pH of the oral environment. Prolonged periods of low pH in the mouth provide the biologic oral environment that selects for growth of cavity causing bacteria. Because the bacteria in an infected mouth produce an abundance of acid, the healthy bacteria are no longer able to survive. This is what ultimately leads to net mineral loss and breakdown of the tooth structure, otherwise known as cavities.

What is a Dental Filling

Fillings help restore teeth damaged by decay back to their normal function — and can prevent further decay. Our dental team in Kyrenia considers a number of factors when choosing which type of filling material is best for you. These factors include the extent of the repair, where in your mouth the filling is needed and the cost.A hygienist who works directly with our patients is committed to helping patients see great improvement in their dental health by choosing the best treatment plan.

By closing off spaces where bacteria can enter, a filling also helps prevent further decay. Porcelain fillings are called inlays or onlays and are produced to order in a lab and then bonded to the tooth. They can be matched to the color of the tooth and resist staining. A porcelain restoration generally covers most of the tooth.

If decay or a fracture has damaged a large portion of the tooth, we may suggest a Dental Crown. Decay that has reached the nerve may be treated with Root Canal Therapy.

Types of Fillings

Composite Fillings. Composite resins, or tooth-colored fillings, provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small- to mid-size fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing. They can be used on either front or back teeth. They are a good choice for people who prefer that their fillings look more natural.

Amalgam. Dental amalgam is made from a combination of metals that include mercury, silver, tin, and copper. Sometimes described as silver-colored, dental amalgam has been used by dentists for more than 100 years because it lasts a long time and is less expensive than other cavity-filling materials such as tooth-colored composites or gold fillings.

Because of their durability, these silver-colored fillings are often the best choice for large cavities or those that occur in the back teeth where a lot of force is needed to chew. Amalgam hardens quickly so it is useful in areas that are difficult to keep dry during placement, such as below the gum line. Because it takes less time to place than tooth-colored fillings, amalgam is also an effective material for children and special needs people who may have a difficult time staying still during treatment.

Porcelain. Ceramic fillings – sometimes also known as porcelain/composite fillings are designed to match the color of the tooth or teeth they are used on. This is unlike fillings made of silver, gold, or amalgamations of silver and other minerals. Instead of fillings comprised of metallic substances that stand out visually in the mouth, porcelain is the main material used for ceramic fillings. It can be mixed to match the exact color and hue of any tooth in a patient’s mouth.

IPS Porcelain (Leucide reinforced pressable porcelain) Fillings are the most suitable materials to the tooth tissue among all existing oral restoration materials.

The porcelain fillings, prepared in the laboratories, maintain superior aesthetics as well as the optimum level of contact with adjacent teeth. This comes because of the fillings being prepared in the laboratories, not in the mouth.

After getting rid of the fractures, caries or old fillings of the tooth, the remaining part is took impression and sent to the laboratory. In the laboratory environment, after the model, prepared with a highly sensitive technology, is transferred into the IPS machine, fillings with perfect aesthetics and functionality are obtained.

The porcelain is the most compatible material to the hardness of teeth and gum. Because the hardness of this porcelain is very close to the tooth’s, it does not eat away like other porcelain or does not wear out like composite fillings.

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