Tooth decay can cause serious damage and, if left uncorrected, can lead to tooth loss. There are two ways to address decay -prevention and repair.
Obviously, preventing tooth decay should be the first objective of oral hygiene. Regular brushing and flossing help, but often times their effectiveness is limited by the very structure of the teeth -especially back teeth.
However, even with the best of care patients sometimes get decay. Since the decay must be removed, the earlier decay is detected, the better. Once removed we now can use new materials for fillings that can match your natural tooth color. These materials are actually stronger that the older type of ´silver´ fillings and leave your smile looking completely natural.