Dental cavities are holes in teeth caused by tooth decay. Teeth are in an environment of constant acid attack that strips the teeth of important minerals and breaks the teeth down. Small cavities can become root canals within a year. As a cavity grows, more tooth structure is lost. Lost tooth structure leads to a greater likelihood of fractured teeth, recurrent decay, and tooth loss.
Our goal as your dentist, is to achieve a healthy balance between prevention and restoration. Regular visits to the dentist are key to being cautious, so the cavity can be monitored and treated before it grows too much.
To treat a cavity, we will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and then “fill” the area on the tooth where the decayed material once lived. Fillings are also used to repair cracked or broken teeth and teeth that have been worn down from misuse (such as from nail-biting or tooth grinding).
Improve your Smile with White fillings
Also known as a dental composite, a white filling is a tooth-coloured resin used to restore decayed or broken teeth. By using enamel and dentin bonding techniques, white fillings restore teeth that have become damaged as a result of tooth decay or injury. White fillings are used as an alternative to amalgam (silver) fillings, which are aesthetically poor and contain mercury.