Cavities & Fillings

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Cavities can develop for even the most diligent of brushes, therefore we strongly encourage flossing and lowering your intake of refined carbohydrates and sugars alongside brushing. Radiographs often show cavities between the teeth that can't always be detected during the clinical examination.

 

There are four components to a cavity:
 

  1. A carbohydrate substrate

  2. Naturally-occurring micro-organisms in plaque

  3. A susceptible tooth surface

  4. Time

 

Learn more about tooth decay here.

Having a cavity is common in primary teeth (baby teeth) as they have a differing anatomy to permanent teeth. Even the dietary needs of young children such as frequent feedings or snacking adds to the cavity risk. There are ways to treat these teeth, in a safe way and various material options based on size and proximity to the nerve.

White Fillings

The material used for these cosmetic fillings are of ceramic and plastic derivatives. This material is used for conservative filling sizes. Our materials are able to withstand the pressures applied to them during chewing. On occasion, a cavity is too large to receive a white filling due to fracture and failure risks. At CCPD we believe in treatment options that lend to longevity and the greatest success rates.

Illustrated White Cats