Ayar Dental

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Tooth-Coloured Fillings

How can we help you?

At Ayar Dental, we focus on patient education because we know that patients who are better informed can make more confident decisions about their oral health. Dr Robert Ayar is never too busy to take the time to thoroughly explain why he might recommend a specific procedure and how it can benefit your oral health.

We also encourage our patients to ask questions when they need more information or when something isn’t clear. Our entire team is happy to find the answers you need.

Below, we’ve shared some of the common questions we hear most often, but we welcome your other enquiries.

Tooth-Coloured Fillings

The answer is no; however, tooth decay and cavities do go hand in hand. Cavities are actually the result of tooth decay, so they are similar because they both compromise your tooth, but they're not quite the same.

Tooth decay begins as a sticky white film called plaque that develops on your teeth. If you don't successfully remove plaque from your teeth daily through brushing and flossing, the bacteria inside plaque begins to erode your tooth enamel. Regular teeth cleanings every six months at your dental clinic also help you to control your plaque.

When tooth decay progresses far enough into your tooth, you may even start to feel some sensitivity to temperature or chewing. At this point, your Ramsgate dentist is going to recommend that you treat your tooth with a filling.

When your dentist removes the tooth decay from inside your tooth, the remaining hole is called a cavity. Dr Ayar can treat most small cavities with tooth-coloured fillings that are customised to match your teeth.

Are you concerned about tooth decay or cavities in your teeth? Do you have other questions about your dental health? We are here to help at Ayar Dental, and we encourage your questions and your phone call.

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