Restorative Dentistry/Filling

Pros and Cons Of Amalgam And composite fillings: Which is better?

Amalgam and composite fillings are the most widely used direct filling materials by dentists to restore teeth. Direct fillings are the fillings where the material is mixed at the chair side, followed by its placement, carving and polishing into the prepared cavity.  Composition of dental amalgam  Dental amalgam is a mixture of metals, consisting of …

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Composite fillings: Composition, Types And Procedure

Composite fillings are the tooth-coloured fillings given in the teeth that show signs and symptoms of tooth decay. They are also used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the colour of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth. What are composite fillings made of? Composite fillings are composed of hard, filler particles (finely ground glass, quartz …

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Root Cavities – Reasons And Risk Factors

Root cavities affect middle to old-aged people whose roots of teeth are exposed in the mouth. The increase in life expectancy and a simultaneous reduction in tooth loss worldwide have placed older adults at risk of developing gum recession in teeth and the consequent root decay. Approximately 15-27% of people above 75 years suffer from …

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