Fillings – for small to large cavities
Dental cavities are caused by acid-forming bacteria which breakdown certain carbohydrates such as sugar, fructose, glucose, etc. From these substances bacteria form acid as a by-product which damages the tooth surface which is sensitive to the low pH. This is initially a reversible process but over an extended period of time can cause irreversible damage to the tooth. Depending on the degree of tooth decay, there are different procedures for the functional, aesthetic and morphological restoration of the tooth.
In fact, the tooth filling will actually restore the gum loss caused by cavities. After removing the damaged areas, the anatomical form of the crown of the tooth is restored using a filler material. The filling material can be a porcelain or resin-based material, which can be used to create aesthetic, long-term fillings that harmonize with the patients teeth color. However, in the case of too many defects the structure of the tooth can not be repaired by filling. In this case we have to resort to so-called teeth making, inlays or onlays, which are made by our dental laboratory out of plastic, ceramic, or precious metal.