Filling / Restorative
Structural loss of a tooth commonly caused by decay or trauma needs to be restored by dental fillings. Bacteria that remains on a tooth can thrive and progress causing pain, bad breath, weak teeth as well as be the cause of an accumulation of food getting caught in the area of decay or trauma. Fillings can restore function as well as improve aesthetics of a tooth.
We may need to take radiograph to identify the severity of the decay. We use tooth coloured filling material to restore the tooth to its natural function. If we can identify the decay when small enough, we may be able to avoid a filling and treat with other treatment options which can be discussed with you.