A cavity occurs when you find a plaque on the teeth. It is basically a hole that is developed in the tooth. This takes place when the bacteria eats away the minerals faster than the tooth can repair it. There are three types of cavities:-
- Root Cavities
- Pit and Fissure cavities
- Smooth surface cavities
Filling the cavities
With the help of this process we add a substance that fills the tooth. This also prevents bacteria from entering the tooth. Due to this the inside part of the tooth will be protected.
How does it take place?
Firstly, the area where the tooth is being treated is numbed. Now the decayed part of the tooth is removed with the help of an instrument. It must be made sure that the entire decayed area of the tooth is removed. After this the cavity is cleaned for the filling. A space is created to make filling.
Now a substance is added and the cavity is being filled. To match the original tooth shape the must be polishing must be performed. With the help of this you will be able to attain a natural and comfortable mouth closure.
The risk of cavities can be reduced by daily brushing and flossing. It will be best if you can treat your cavity at the very beginning. Adapting this method for removing cavity is easier and less expensive.
In some cases the tooth can get decayed up to nerve. When this is the case tooth coloured filling is being used by the doctors. In tooth coloured filling a natural look to your teeth’s is being given. During this method the filling is applied in various layers. Special care is taken to harden each and every layer. The hardening is being done with the help of a special light.