Sometimes, for many reasons, we can get tooth decay and this can lead to a cavity, pain and infection if left untreated. We can remove the decay and carefully place a filling to restore the tooth and prevent further decay.
Regular check-ups allow your dentist to spot these lesions early and allow for a simpler restoration, rather than letting it grow and require more complex treatment.
What Are they made of?
There are different materials for fillings available, each have their own individual properties, allowing for use in different scenarios.
Direct – Chairside
- Composite – Tooth coloured and chemically bonds to teeth, more technique sensitive to place
- Amalgam – Very durable and made of a mix of metals, an alloy. Dark colour
In-Direct – Laboratory made
- Inlays/onlays –Custom made in a laboratory, of either gold, resin or ceramic, for a great fit and precision shaping. Requires 2 visits
Your dentist will discuss which is best for your unique need after diagnosing the issue.
How do you prevent tooth decay?
To avoid tooth decay you must –
- Maintain a good oral hygiene regime – Brush 2 x daily, morning and night with a fluoride toothpaste,
- Limit the frequency of sugar and acids intake,
- Regular Check-ups and regular Hygiene visits.
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