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Cavities among the most widely spread dental diseases

According to a report produced by the World Health Organization (WHO), cavities and parodontopathy are the most widely spread diseases in the world, immediately following cardiovascular diseases. So, not only are they the most widely spread dental diseases but the most frequent diseases in general.

Cavities, that is, cavity lesions are caused by bacteria with their enzymes which destroy dental enamel and penetrate further into tooth dentine.  Depending on the penetration of bacteria into the enamel and dentine, cavity lesions can be surface (superficial) and deep (caries profunda). Advanced cavities can result in pulpitis occurrence (the inflammation of the tooth pulp).

After cavity lesions are diagnosed, depending on their extent, i.e. the tooth surface it covers, a therapy can be either conservative or prosthetic.

The conservative therapy includes the removal of a complete cavity lesion and placing a dental filling (dental restoration).

Advantages of composites – the main advantage of composites as against other filling materials, save ceramics, are their aesthetic properties. For their physical characteristics, refraction of light, and chameleon effect, the color of restoration can be identical to the color of natural teeth.

Disadvantages of composites – after composites have been placed, patients can experience tooth sensitivity. In addition, the color of dental composites changes over time. The reason for changing color is the consumption of coffee, tea, wine, and foods which contain strong pigment.

Amalgams are a combination of mercury and silver, tin, copper and zinc. Amalgam fillings are so-called “black fillings” and they have been used for the longest period of time. They possess strong mechanical properties, and, yet for their poor aesthetic properties, disputed toxicity, they are less and less used.

At preparing tooth for amalgam filling placement, it is necessary to remove more of dental tissue in order to secure retention, which is an additional disadvantage of amalgam fillings.

Ceramic as a material for tooth filling which appeared as a response of the dental industry to high biological and aesthetic standards. Manufactured ceramic blocks give material a special This ceramic enables enhanced translucency, transparency, and natural reflection, which leads to achieving maximum functional and aesthetic results.

Gold falls under precious metal group. Owing to its immense durability, strength, shiny glow, biocompatibility, and good features for processing, it has had a long-standing tradition in stomatology as a material for fillings. However, owing to the usage of other modern materials (ceramic and other) as well as its steep price, gold is rarely used.

At Barjaktarevi Dental Office your old fillings will be replaces with aesthetic fillings that completely, by anatomy and morphology, immitate the shape and the color of your tooth.

Tooth filling is a non-invasive treatment that returns the tooth back to its function and simultaneously provides aesthetic results.

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