Tooth decay can occur when acid is produced from plaque, which builds up on your teeth which can lead to further problems, such as dental caries, gum disease or dental abscesses. At Parkfield Dental we adopt a preventative approach to ensure that dental decay is avoided where possible.
We like to offer advice on how to improve diet, oral hygiene and provide fluoride advice.
Your smile is important to us and we offer a variety of solutions to ensure decay is eradicated. Many patients do not realise they need a filling, which is another reason why regular check-ups are so important.
Most people have fillings of one sort or another in their mouths. Nowadays fillings are not only functional, but can be natural looking as well. Many people prefer to have 'tooth coloured' fillings rather than silver fillings that show when they laugh or smile because they are more conscious about the way they look.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a temporary filling?
If you are in pain with a decayed tooth it may be necessary for the Dentist to place a temporary filling. It is better to not leave a decayed tooth exposed as it is high risk. The temporary filling acts as a protective barrier while you wait to have your permanent restoration.
Are tooth - colored fillings safer than silver?
No. Both are considered safe based on the most reliable and up-to-date scientific evidence. Still, tooth-colored fillings do have some definite advantages. Not only do they blend in with your smile far better than “silver” (dental amalgam) fillings, but they often require less removal of healthy tooth structure.