There are several reasons why we might suggest a filling, such as if a tooth has a cavity, or is worn or fractured. During your routine appointments with us, we will carry out a thorough examination of the affected area, to identify to extent of the issue, and inform you of how we will work to repair and restore your tooth.
Patient education is very important to us and plays a vital role in keeping future problems at bay. During your appointment, we may ask you about your diet and lifestyle, so we can establish whether this is contributing to the underlying dental decay. Unfortunately, regularly consuming sugary food and drink triggers the production of acids when the bacteria in your mouth break down this sugar. The more frequently this process is allowed to occur, the more susceptible you become to dental decay, and requiring restoration. Here at Oatlands Dental Lounge, you’re in the hands of experts who can advise and guide you on how to adopt better dietary habits and brushing techniques, so your natural teeth remain healthy and strong.