Periodontitis versus parodontosis

There are still dental professionals who use the old and wrong name for a periodontal disease – parodontosis. The correct name is periodontitis. – In former times bacteria couldn´t be proven because of wrong techniques-this was called parodontosis. In the last 25 years it is known that inflammation of the periodontum is caused by bacteria, […]

Gums as a reflection of our overall health!?

Gums as a reflection of our overall health? YES AND NO! Over and over again we read scientific and non scientific journals about vitamin deficiency and the consequences from it. As a result many people choose to take homeopathic medicine –a mistake most of the time! – 99% of gum diseases are attributed to plaque […]

Most common reasons for periodontitis

  – – – – – – – Most common reasons for periodontitis The most common reasons of pariodontitis are: Plaque accumulation due to poor oral hygiene, overhang restorations, ill fitting crowns Malocclusion Stress      Smoking Systemic disease such as diabetes, adverse pregnancy outcomes Fortunately all these factors are easily controlled by; Optimizing tooth brushing, by […]

Oral Rinses – are they useful in the menagement if Periodontitis?

 Is an oral rinse beneficial for patients with periodontitis? YES! An oral rinse is a useful purchase, unfortunately some doctors think it is not useful-with the argument that bacteria leaks into the periodontal pockets. That is incorrect for two main reasons; The bacteria moves only due to extensions Bacteria are harmless on their own. They are destructive only in mature plaque, causing a cavity or a […]

Periodontitis and saliva test-is it useful?

Periodontitis-saliva test? Yes and no! Our last discussion was about lasers, today we want to inform you about the saliva test. It is a common practice for some dental professionals to require that the patients with periodontal disease to undergo expensive saliva test prior to their therapy.    Congratulations! Now the patient knows that there […]

Costs of fillings-plastic fillings-pain

Posted by Dental News Team am 23, Mar - 2011

How to choose a proper filling material? Pain after dental filling-why? Costs of fillings?!

It is common to develop cavities on the posterior teeth due to several reasons.  The size of the teeth; they are bigger and have deep grooves. Another reason is the lack of proper brushing technique,  or inadequate brushing time. It is also important to floss once a day.  More on this, in the video dental anomalies and brushing techniques.

A Distinction is made between fillings.  Different filling materials change more over the years, regardless of your oral hygiene. –

Amalgam, cements and plastics change their physical compound, therefore these materials will get leak in the course of the years. It is not recommended to use three surface composite fillings on posterior teeth. Frequently patients experience pain after these fillings,  caused by a  chemical irritation of the tooth nerve, which  often results in a root canal  treatment!

Basically these fillings last from 2 to 10 years, which depends on:

• The shape and size of the filling
• The quality of work
• Your oral hygiene
• Your chewing pressure and eating habits

Every filling replacement causes a loss of the tooth surface, which leads to bigger filling every time. Therefore patients  shall invest in lasting treatments such as:

• gold inlays/onlays
• ceramic inlays/onlays
• titanium inlays/onlays

These filling materials hardly change, providing that your oral hygiene is good, otherwise the gold inlay may  leak. You can preserve lifelong healthy teeth if you change your brushing habits and one dental investment.

Inform yourself about the different treatment options, which your dentist usually performs, since the best material is nothing without an appropriate processing!

How to identify leaking fillings?
If there is a black fissure between the filling and the tooth there is a good possibility the filling might be leaking!

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