A filling is required when you have cavities, tooth wear, and tooth fracture.
Glass ionomer cement or composite resin are two materials exclusively used for filling.
Fillings can last for a while but not for eternity.
No, filling should not be done if you are experiencing pain in your teeth. In some cases, extreme sensitivity can be wrongly sensed as pain and which filling is possible if the decay has extended only to the dentin, the second layer of the tooth.
There is no evidence that filling can last for a particular period of time. If the filling is broken/discolored/ chipped, done years ago, it is better to check in with your dentist and change the filling but only if it is necessary and the dentist recommends it.
If the filling is broken/discoloured/ chipped, done years ago, it is better to check in with your dentist and changes the filling but only if it is necessary and the dentist recommends it.
Yes, there is a possibility for cavities to develop in the filled tooth as well since there is always a micro-gap between the filling material and the tooth. Bacteria can penetrate through these gaps and cause cavities.