Tooth Decay and Fillings

Tooth Decay

Dental caries is the process of tooth decay. Decay occurs when bacteria 
called dental plaque, consume sugar and produce acid that 
dissolves tooth enamel and dentine. 
Immediate  treatment in the form of restoration (i.e. filling) is essential.


White fillings, also called composite fillings, are made from tooth-coloured materials that restore the natural
 appearance of a decayed or previously filled tooth. Because they blend well with tooth enamel and don’t
 look like fillings, your dentist may recommend them if the teeth to be restored are near the front of your mouth.

With new materials being invented all the time the usage of amalgam fillings is rapidly declining. 
The new materials such as Composites and Porcelain offer a much more aesthetically pleasing result.

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