Creating aesthetic dental fillings is a routine procedure as this is one of the most common dental treatment. Tooth decay is unfortunately a widespread disease. The main contributing factor is poor oral hygiene and excessive carbohydrate intake. Despite the very easy methods of prevention there are millions of filling insertions each year worldwide.
How can we prevent tooth decay?
Regular and thorough oral hygiene is a part of everyday life. There are several steps to achieve this
- A thorough dental cleaning at least twice a day
- Usage of dental floss or interdental brushes
- If necessary, fluoridation
- Using mouthwashes
- Regular dental control examination. At least once a year, in case of risky patients it may require several more times per year. If the tooth decay has been already established, the goal must be to resolve the replacement with the lowest loss possible.
Sugar and other carbohydrate-free.
Based on raw vegetables and fruit
The intake of fluids especially water, sugar-free tea
Where and how can you develop tooth decay?
It can occur in any oral cavity surface, regardless of permanent teeth or deciduous teeth.
In case plaque is not removed properly during tooth brushing the oral bacteria begin to break down food residues. During the process, acid is produced, which will gradually release the structure of the inorganic minerals, such as the tissue will be softened. After the harder enamel surface is corroded?, the deeper and softer dentin is going also to fall prey of decay, and untreated cases, the dental pulp will be destroyed, which consequences the tooth infection. In this case only a root canal treatment can save the tooth.
The price of the fillings mainly depend on the size of the surface and the difficulty of the filling execution.
How are caries treated?
Through the use of a strong lamplight the dentist preforms a screening test and checks the surfaces of every tooth. Through the blowing of air the tooth surface is made saliva-free and dry to be able to recognize the stained areas. Into the clearly visible discoloration the dentist is able to look for cavities through probing.
If the tooth decay is detected – either by X-ray or by a simple test- it is recommended to clean and fill the cavity
Depending on the cavity depth the doctor can use narcotization. Then, through the use of water cooling, the dentist removes the decayed tooth material, and creates a proper shape for the filling material.
After roughening the tooth tissue through the use of glue and chemical bonds the dentist inserts the light-curing filling material. The filling materials are based on synthetic resin, composite plastics, all of which have good resistance to the chewing force and oral conditions. They are fully tissue friendly, and they do not cause any allergies. there are Various colours available, therefore the aesthetic fillings can be completely individual, matching with the patient’s original tooth colour
After filling the cavity the dentist creates the final form, sets the proper height and polishes the surface.