Advice

Teeth decay treatment

Decay of tooth enamel is caused by certain types of acid-producing bacteria that attack the tooth enamel located  on the tooth's surface. Once the enamel surface is broken, the tooth can no longer repair itself. Continuing decay undermines the inner tooth and attacks the nerve, causing toothache.   

Coming clean

Decay and old or defective silver fillings often cause the teeth to become discolored and unsightly. Before the best option can be chosen, all decayed tooth and/or old filling material must be removed.

1. Composite filling

If the cavity left by the removed decay or filling isn't too large, composite resin can provide a cosmetically appealing filling alternative, particularly in lower back teeth. 

2. Inlays or Onlays

Inlays and Onlays are particular types of fillings made of composite resin, porcelain, or gold. An inlay is custom made to fit the prepared cavity, while an onlay covers the entire chewing surface of the tooth.

3. Porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are an excellent option for front teeth with stained or defective fillings.Porcelain doesn't stain and is a more long-lasting solution, making it a good choice, especially if you want to improve the shape of your teeth or make other changes to your smile.

4. Crowns:

Crowns represent a long-lasting treatment alternative involving reducing the tooth and covering the remainder with a custom made restoration. If a tooth is severely decayed or stained of a large filling, placing a crown may be the best option.