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White fillings

What is the procedure?

Having cavities in the teeth can be described being an endemic. This means that a really large amount of the population has or will have cavities in their teeth at some point in their life. Studies show that it is molar teeth that are most significantly affected in this disease.

Having a tendency to develop cavities may indicate an unsatisfactory oral hygiene routine or a poor diet. This means that the majority of cavities can be prevented by simple healthy life choices such as eating less refined sugar and more vegetables or improving your brushing technique.

If you have existing cavities in your teeth, it may already be too late for you to talk about prevention. The good news is that cavities can be really effectively treated using aesthetic composite fillings.

Having a filling done is a process that involves very little to no discomfort at all. The treatment is usually carried out under local anaesthesia, to numb the area an therefore avoid pain during the procedure. Your dentist will use a precise and gentle dental drill to remove all the damaged hard tissues of the tooth. The cavity is then chemically prepared and a bonding agent is applied. Your dentist will carefully select the malleable composite filling materials to match your teeth in colour, and will then apply it layer by layer. Each layer is hardened using a special curing light. Our dental practice is mercury-free, all filling materials are aesthetic and safe to your health. Your brand new filling is then polished for maximum comfort and function and now it is ready to go!

Your tooth may need an aesthetic white filling if

  • A decay is formed on it
  • A part of it is broken or chipped off due to some trauma
  • It was filled earlier but secondary decay is starting to form around the edges of the old filling

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