Fillings
Fillings
Aesthetic fillings

Due to the properties of the filling material, in our days it can be used to fill every type of teeth if the cavity is not too large. In premolars and molars it can restore function, i.e. a strong filling can be applied that is resistant to chewing forces, and in front teeth (incisors), an aesthetic, unobtrusive filling can be applied that can have a positive effect on our appearance and facial character.

Tooth decay is the most common complaint patients have when they visit the dentist. This bacterial dental disease is often associated with unpleasant symptoms: sensitivity, pain, and bad breath. If you notice these symptoms, please contact us as soon as possible.

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Aesthetic fillings are applied in a simple and quick procedure. It is possible to fill several teeth in one treatment. After local anaesthesia, the dentist removes the carious material and, after proper preparation, builds up the filling in several layers.

Frequently asked questions

Which teeth can be filled with composite filling?

Due to the properties of the filling material, in our days it can be used to fill every type of teeth if the cavity is not too large. In premolars and molars it can restore function, i.e. a strong filling can be applied that is resistant to chewing forces, and in front teeth (incisors), an aesthetic, unobtrusive filling can be applied that can have a positive effect on our appearance and facial character.

How and of what material are fillings made?

In general, if only a small part of the tooth is affected by a cavity, the missing part can be replaced with a filling material after cleaning. The filling is done under local anaesthesia and takes one session. The filling material is a special plastic composite, which closely resembles the natural tooth in both colour and physical properties, and therefore it is suitable for durable and aesthetic fillings. During the filling process, the plasticine-like material is placed into the cavity in small portions and then each layer is illuminated with a special lamp, which causes it to solidify. When the filling is complete, the material is fully bonded and the tooth can be used for chewing.

How does tooth decay appear?

Treatment of dental caries Our oral cavity, the surface of our teeth, gums and tongue harbours a wide range of bacteria that play an important role in maintaining biological balance. However, some bacteria can break down the carbohydrates we eat and produce acid during the process. The consequence is that after a meal, the pH of our oral cavity decreases, creating an acidic environment, which is restored over time by the neutralising action of our saliva. If we eat carbohydrate-rich foods frequently, there is no time for the acids to neutralise, so we experience prolonged periods of low pH and tooth decay sets in.

The outer surface of our teeth is covered with enamel, the hardest material in our body. 98% of the enamel is made up of inorganic substances that dissolve when exposed to acid. This explains why such a hard material can weaken and even have cavities simply because of the action of bacteria and carbohydrates. If the pathogens have penetrated the enamel layer, the spread of caries can be accelerated and the tooth usually becomes sensitive already, reacting more intensely to cold and sweet foods.

Therefore, two key steps in preventing tooth decay are proper, thorough cleaning and reducing the frequency of carbohydrate consumption.

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