Minimum Intervention White Fillings are the ideal solution for you if you have
Prevention of decay in back teeth
Stopping the progress of decay
Sealing of deep and vulnerable pits and grooves
Minimum Intervention white fillings are small white fillings placed in teeth to stop the progress of decay or prevent decay from happening in the first place.
So how does the procedure work? It's simple
Decay often starts from most vulnerable part of the tooth like the grooves and pits on the top surface. The pits and grooves are opened and cleaned using very fine instruments.
REMOVAL OF DECAY
Modern dental materials allow us to be very minimally invasive when it comes to cleaning cavities. We no longer rely on mechanical retention of fillings and hence do not need to remove healthy tooth structure unnecessarily.
PLACEMENT OF FILLING
Modern dental materials are capable of sealing the teeth effectively minimising bacterial ingress into the tooth. Some of the materials have therapeutic properties as well and are able to "re-mineralise" the effected dentine.
With regular check ups and proper diet and oral hygiene you can avoid needing further treatment on teeth that have been protected in this way. Gone are the days of large amalgam fillings. These small white fillings can barely be seen.