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Sealed to Perfection: The Artistry of High-Quality Dental Fillings

Updated: Nov 2, 2023

When it comes to dental health, one common issue that patients encounter is caries or dental decay. Addressing this concern promptly is crucial to prevent further complications and discomfort. Today, we're going to delve into a recent dental treatment focused on a filling procedure for tooth #17, highlighting the steps taken to restore the patient's oral health and ensure a pain-free, long-lasting solution.

decay on tooth number 17 (dob)
decayed tooth

Dental Diagnosis: Caries on Tooth #17

At Quek And Me Dental Surgery, we believe in a comprehensive approach to dental care. In this case, the patient presented with caries on tooth #17, indicating the presence of decay. To provide the best possible treatment, our skilled dental team took the following steps:

Step 1: Evaluation and Communication

Upon identifying the caries, we informed the patient of the situation. We discussed the treatment options, including Root Canal Therapy (RCT), Post Core (PC), Crown, or XAP (Extraction), should they experience any signs or symptoms in the future. Our priority is to keep our patients informed and empowered to make the best decisions for their dental health.

Step 2: Patient Understanding

It's essential for our patients to be well-informed about their treatment options and the procedures involved. In this case, the patient clearly understood the potential future treatments and agreed to proceed with the recommended filling.

Step 3: Comprehensive Care

Our goal is to provide comprehensive dental care. Before proceeding with the filling, we ensured that the patient was comfortable by administering local anesthesia (NTTP, NTTPp). We also conducted a thorough cleaning (Prophy) to prepare the tooth for the filling.

decay removed on tooth number 17

Step 4: The Filling Procedure

  1. Etch, Prime & Bond: We began the filling procedure by etching the tooth's surface to create a strong bond for the filling material. This ensures a secure and long-lasting restoration.

  2. Composite Resin (CR) Placement: A high-quality A2 shade composite resin was meticulously placed into the cavity. This material not only matches the natural color of the tooth but also provides exceptional strength and durability.

  3. Occlusion Check: We carefully assessed the patient's bite (occlusion) to ensure that the filling did not disrupt their normal tooth alignment or function.

  4. Finishing Touches: The filling was expertly shaped and polished to blend seamlessly with the surrounding teeth, providing both aesthetic and functional benefits.

filling applied on tooth #17

Step 5: Documentation

To maintain a record of the procedure and track the patient's progress, we took photographs to document the entire process.

High Quality Dental Filling

At Quek And Me Dental Surgery, we take pride in delivering high-quality dental treatments, such as fillings, to restore our patients' oral health and confidence. Our patient-centered approach ensures that individuals are well-informed, comfortable, and satisfied with the care they receive.

If you're experiencing dental issues or have concerns about your oral health, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We're here to provide you with top-notch dental care that will leave you smiling confidently. Your dental wellness is our priority!

Remember, a healthy smile is a happy smile, and we're here to make it happen!

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