Visiting a dentist isn’t the most satisfying thing in the world, but it is definitely necessary. If you have a partially decayed tooth, getting a filling will prevent it from further damage. We offer natural looking, mercury-free tooth fillings procedures in our Mississauga office. These fillings are long lasting, prevent infections and are esthetically pleasing for the patients. Unlike the old metal fillings, during a cavity-filling procedure, composite fillings tend to bond directly with the tooth and involve removal of a small amount of natural tooth. Amalgam filling is often used for filling the back teeth and is comparatively stronger and lasts longer.
Tooth decay begins when the bacteria consumes sugars from the teeth and produce an acid byproduct that wears away the tooth enamel, developing grooves or dental cavity. Teeth with deep grooves are hard to clean and are prone to further decay. Dental sealants are a thin, plastic coating that are applied to the surface of molars and premolars for sealing the grooves. Sealants last for many years, but need to be checked for wear and chipping at regular dental appointments.
Why Do Our Doctors Recommend Dental Sealants?
Baby teeth: Baby teeth are prone to cavity; hence sealants should be applied occasionally only if the teeth have deep grooves or depressions
Children and teenagers: Dr. Caminschi advices dental sealant application for children who get their first permanent back teeth and teenagers under the age of 16.
Adults: Adults who don’t have a decayed tooth surface, but have deep grooves and depressions, are proposed with a sealant treatment plan.
Dr. Caminschi applies sealants in an easy and efficient manner at her Mississauga office. The application takes only a couple of minutes per tooth and is pain-free. The longevity of the sealants can be improved by taking proper home care, a balanced diet and regular dental appointments. Contact us in case you wish to learn more about dental sealant application.