Fillings & esthetic dentistry
at the dental practice
Dr. Kogan & Colleagues
If a tooth is afflicted by caries, the caries has to be removed as quickly as possible, in order to preserve as much tooth substance as possible. The sooner caries is detected, the less substance has to be sacrificed. With early stage caries, it might even be enough to apply a gel, or coating incl. fluoride, in order to encourage the insourcing of minerals into the infested tooth. This is one of the reasons, why we recommend regular prophylactic treatments to all our patients.
In order to treat a decayed tooth with a filling, all sickened tooth substance has to be removed first. As soon as the caries has been removed, the originated hole has to be sealed through a filling, to restore the natural chewing-function of the afflicted tooth. There are a number of different tooth fillings to choose from. Please arrange a noncommittal consultation, if you want to get more information. You can find an overview of the most common fillings here:
Glass ionomer cement – is a mineral cement, which was designed specifically for dental usage. It is considered an interim solution, since it is not very durable. It also contains fluoride, which is supposed to prevent the new formation of caries at the affected location.
Composite – is a tooth-colored filling, which consists of plastic (20%) and a special salt made from silicic acid (80%), respectively fine glass particles. The material belongs to the family of plastic fillings and is similar to ceramic. It is durable and, if professionally applied, not visible. This is the reason why this filling is eligible for usage in the anterior tooth areas.
We are always looking to find the optimal solution for our patients. Please arrange an appointment for a noncommittal consultation and let our specialists advise you on the best solution for your individual situation.