Conservative dentistry

White fillings

White fillings are composite restorative materials used to restore the morphology,function and integrity of missing tooth structure.Structure loss typically results from caries or decay.
A dental composite consists of resin-based matrix and an inorganic filler.Compositions vary widely,with proprietary mixes of resins forming the matrix,as well as engineered filler glasses and glass ceramics.The filler gives the composite wear resistance and translucency.
Modern photo-polymerised composites are applied and cured in thin layers;after some curing,the final surface will be shaped and polished.





Indirect restoration technique fabricated outside the mouth using a dental impression of the prepared tooth.Finished restorations are bonded permanently in the cavity with a dental cement.Most commonly used material for inlays is Gradia,having physical characteristics similar to human dental tissues.






Root canal therapy

Root canal treatment becomes necessary when the pulp inside the tooth gets infected.The process involves the removal of the nerve from the pulp chamber by drilling a hole in its top;the inside is cleaned out with needle-like instruments and desinfectants.The root canal is then dried and a rubber filling is placed down the inside of the tooth.


What complications can be expected?

- mild to severe pain during treatment
- swelling of the treated area
- shape of root canals making treatment impossible
- undetectable cracks,invisible extra canals
- sclerotized root canals
- poor response of certain bacteria to the treatment