Known as filling, it is based on restoring the aesthetics and functionality of the tooth previously damaged by caries.
The most common is to make fillings with composite that in addition to being very durable and achieve imitate the color of the tooth, has excellent optical and biomechanical properties.
Dr. Bustamante, Dra. Rocchi
Tooth decay is the result of acidic damage to the tooth surface caused by bacteria living in plaque, the sticky film formed by the protein found in saliva, and metabolizes sugary foods left in the mouth.
Once it has formed, it does not heal on its own and, therefore, the intervention of the dentist is necessary to prevent its evolution.
The technique is performed if the cavity is small and affects only the enamel and dentine: the dentist extracts the infected tissue until it reaches the healthy one and remodels the tooth by filling the cavity with a special resin of the same colour as the tooth and respecting the anatomy of the tooth.