Minimal-invasive therapy and amalgam-free fillings
The purpose of restorative dentistry is the filling of damages to the tooth caused by caries. In case a tooth is affected by caries, immediate action is called for in order to reduce the damage to a minimum.
For this reason the caries is first removed completely and then the tooth – prepared in this way – either gets a direct or an indirect filling.
In case of a direct filling the material, e.g. a compound (synthetic material), is inserted into the prepared tooth in a single session.
In case of an indirect filling, e.g. an inlay, an impression of the prepared tooth is taken at first. The dental technician uses this impression to make a filling from gold or ceramics which is afterwards inserted by the dentist in a second session.
The materials for the filling differ in durability, stability, aesthetics and costs. The selection of the most suitable material depends on the position and size of the filling as well as on your individual preferences.
For any questions regarding restorative dentistry, please ask for further information.