Cavities develop from many reasons, however the biggest cause is usually due to a high sugar diet and a lack of proper oral hygiene. Early signs appear as sensitivity to sweet or cold and dark discolouration.
Types of restorations:
- White (composite) fillings
- Ceramic fillings
White (composite) fillings
White fillings are adhesive fillings that are used to repair teeth affected by decay, crack or fractures.
Porcelain fillings otherwise known as inlays or onlays are an alternative restoration to composite fillings.
Ideal candidates for inlay or onlay work typically have too much damage or decay in the tooth structure to be successfully treated using a composite filling, but have sufficient healthy tooth remaining to avoid the need for a crown.
Crowns are used to protect and strengthen heavily filled teeth and restore damaged, decayed or broken teeth. They are placed over the tooth restoring it to its original shape, size and colour.
At iSmile Dental Centre we provide high quality restorations and offer advice and tips you can introduce into your daily routine to help prevent the need for future restorations. Call 5510 8696 today and take the first step towards a “Healthy Smile, Beautiful Smile”.