Aesthetic Filling Treatment

It is a form of treatment that is performed with the least loss of substance by protecting the teeth with conservative dental treatment. It would be appropriate to give detailed information about this branch of science, which covers the treatment of dental caries in general.


When teeth are not brushed well, oral care is bad, plaques and stones on the teeth (tartar)bacteria found “candy” thanks to them they survive. The acid formed after using sugar softens the hard tissue of the tooth and causes caries.


Softened and damaged tooth hard tissue is removed, the tooth is cleaned from caries. The cavity formed after the caries is cleaned (cavity) A suitable filling material should be placed. This filling material should be easy to apply, it should cover the cavity perfectly and should not cause any leakage. At the same time, the aesthetic appearance of this filling is a reason for preference for patients and us physicians. If the patient has sensitivity to heat, not being able to chew comfortably or severe pain with caries, or if the caries has reached the living tissue (pulp) inside the tooth, first root canal treatment is performed and then the filling is placed in the cavity.

Fill types

  • Amalgam Filling
  • Composite Filling
  • Porcelain Filling

In general, as a filling material in dentistry; amalgam, composite, compomer or porcelain fillings (inlay-onlay)is used.


It is a mixture of mercury with silver, copper and tin. This mixture, which was used routinely in the past, is gradually abandoned today due to aesthetic concerns.

Advantages of Amalgam Filling

  • It is more economical than other fillings.
  • It is easy to apply.
  • It is resistant to chewing forces.
  • It significantly prevents the formation of caries under the filling.


Composite fillings; It consists of a combination of different substances. It can be shaped as plastic and ultraviolet (UV) hardens with light. This is the reason why it is called beam filling among the people. It is a filling material that is routinely applied in our clinic and in developed countries. It has a high aesthetic success rate, especially in anterior teeth.

Advantages of Composite Filler

Teeth that could only remain in the mouth with porcelain veneer and preserve their integrity with composite fillings can now display an extremely aesthetic appearance without the need for veneer.

  • The application can be completed in a single session.
  • Since there is no need to remove excess material from the tooth before the filling is placed, they do not cause the loss of tooth hard tissue.
  • Even very small cavities can be closed.


Porcelain fillings are a filling method applied in order to preserve healthy dental tissue for patients who have a lot of material loss and need to apply a crown by reducing the size of the entire tooth. It is preferred instead of amalgam fillings because it is more aesthetic and useful.

Advantages of Porcelain Filling

  • It has a long-term use and is durable.
  • Regeneration time is very long.
  • It is extremely aesthetic.
  • The hardness of the material is very close to the hardness of tooth enamel.
  • in posterior teeth (in molars)Compared to composite fillings, it is extremely resistant to chewing forces.
  • After the cavity is prepared, it has a perfect tooth harmony as it is measured and prepared in the laboratory.

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