Dental decay happens when the enamel and dentine of a tooth become softened by acid attack, producing a cavity (hole). If the decay is not too serious, our cosmetic Specialist will remove all the decay and restore the tooth with a white (tooth coloured) filling.
Our dentists can also safely replace silver amalgam fillings with white tooth coloured fillings.
At Specialist Dental we use a special material called Glass Ionomer Cement should your child need to have a filling. It chemically bonds to the tooth, meaning that we can keep the hole as small as possible. The cement leaches fluoride into the tooth helping to prevent secondary decay.
More about decay detection in our Preventive Dentistry section.
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