White Fillings in Bracknell, Berkshire
Tooth decay occurs when the enamel and dentine of a tooth become softened by acid attack, producing a cavity (hole). Decay may or may not cause discomfort, however, even when it doesn't hurt, the tooth is still deteriorating.
Understanding Tooth Decay
Using higher magnification and powerful lighting, it is easier to detect decay at an early stage to prevent excessive tooth damage. When cavities are small, they are much easier and less expensive to treat.
Early tooth decay does not tend to show many physical signs. Sometimes the tooth looks healthy, but your dentist will be able to see from an x-ray whether you have any decay under the enamel, any possible infections in the roots, or bone loss around the tooth.
If the decay is not too serious, our cosmetic dentists will remove all the decay and restore the tooth with a white (tooth coloured) filling.
Replacing Silver Amalgam Fillings
At CrownWood Dental Practice, our dentists can also safely replace silver amalgam fillings with white fillings, improving the appearance of your smile.
More about decay detection in our Preventive Dentistry section.
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