Dental fillings are used to restore worn or damaged teeth and treat tooth decay. Tooth decay or dental caries can be defined as localised and progressive demineralisation of the hard tissues of the tooth.
After the decay has been removed, the cavity is cleaned, dried and sealed with a filling material. The use of a tooth coloured (composite resin) filling material restores the aesthetic appearance of the tooth as well as the shape and function. And best of all it is metal free.
Dental decay can be eliminated and the need for fillings avoided with a healthy diet and thorough and regular cleaning of your teeth. A regular check up and clean will help to keep your mouth healthy and prevent fillings in the future. Any problems can be identified and treated early.