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Filling therapy


There are various reasons why you need to repair (perform filling therapy) a tooth. 

Most often you have a hole or caries in other words. You can also repair a fractured tooth with filling material. 


How is the treatment done?

The tooth is usually anesthetized. The surface is then cleaned by drilling away caries or other material residues, washing the tooth with various liquids and then filling in with composite filling material. Often you need to put a shape on the tooth to get a good point of contact between teeth without any excess. 


Why do you get holes in your teeth? What is caries? _Cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_

Holes in the teeth are the same as caries. Caries is a dental disease caused by a specific surf of bacteria that many of us have in the oral flora. As we all know, we have bacteria everywhere on the body. The specific bacterial composition is called Bacterial Flora. If you have too many of one type, such as "caries" bacteria, you can get holes / caries in your teeth more often. 


What should be done to reduce the risk of cavities?

  • Regular toothbrushing with fluoride toothpaste. With toothbrushing you remove coatings (bacteria) and with fluoride toothpaste you strengthen the enamel to reduce the risk of caries.

  • Less frequency of sugar intake. Keep in mind that dried fruit, honey, soft drinks, chips, etc. are also sugars (carbohydrates that nourish the "bad" bacteria. 

So, you can eat sweet and good, but the secret is that you do not do it too often. It takes about 40 minutes for the saliva to rinse off the sugar and buffer to the right pH. If you add sugar several times a day - you feed caries bacteria so that they can multiply. 

  • Poor saliva quality, too little saliva and mineralization disorders in the enamel are other causes of caries. Talk to your dentist about other risk factors that may be relevant to you. 

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