Caries is a disease that is progressing slowly and, if noticed on time, can be cured by removing the affected dental tissue. Dental fillings are placed in the cavity that forms in the tooth.
The fillings compensate for the lost hard tissue of the tooth, while restoring the lost function, appearance and shape of the tooth. We use contemporary materials (composites) that make the tooth firmer and the filling itself more durable. In addition, composites look more natural in the mouth than obsolete dark fillings (amalgams).
The development of caries is prevented by regular proper brushing of the teeth, and continues in the dental practice by regular exams and regular professional cleaning. The dentist removes hard (calculus) and soft deposits on the teeth and reaches hard-to-reach places that we cannot properly clean ourselves.