The most common material used for temporary fillings is a tooth-colored compound known as glass ionomer. This type of filling is beneficial when the deeper layer of the tooth has been exposed, as it can provide immediate relief from sensitivity and pain. It is also antibacterial and analgesic, which helps to reduce discomfort. In cases where the tooth needs to be evaluated further before a permanent restoration can be done, a temporary filling is used to cover the exposed area.
Another type of temporary filling material is zinc phosphate cement, which is made up of zinc oxide, magnesium oxide, and phosphoric acid. Intermediate restoration materials (IRM) are also used as a temporary solution and can last up to one year. They are popular due to their response to hypersensitive teeth and their insulating effect, which can be used as a base material for amalgam restoration, inlays, and coatings. By providing a base, the deeper layers of the tooth are protected from irritation.
Dental fillings are simple or combined materials made from metals, plastics, glass, or other materials that are used to repair or restore teeth. Fillings are used to fill in areas of the tooth that have been removed due to decay (cavities), repair cracked or broken teeth, and teeth that have worn out due to misuse (such as biting nails or grinding teeth). Dental Sky supplies a wide range of temporary filling materials from major brands like Cavit, Telio, Coltosol, and Clip. If your dental bridge loosens or falls out completely, you can use dental cement or a dental repair kit as a temporary solution until you can see your dentist.