What is a temporary filling?
The temporary filling material releases fluoride as a therapeutic intervention to prevent further damage to a tooth and helps to strengthen/ re-mineralize the affected lesion. This temporary filling will seal out food and debris and help to conserve sound tooth structure. This temporary filling can last up to three years.
- When the client is homebound or unable to seek the care of a Dentist.
- There is a reasonable risk of further damage to the tooth structure
- The client is in discomfort or is experiencing difficulty in eating
- The discomfort is due to recent trauma, fracture or lost dental restoration
What are the advantages?
- Seals open holes to prevent further tooth damage
- Conserves sound tooth structure
- Does not require anesthesia (freezing) or require “drilling”
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