Conservative Dentistry (Fillings)
Bacterial biofilm, which consists of bacteria in the mouth, causes the mineral tissue of the teeth to dissolve as a result of the formation of acid from the residues of food in the mouth. This causes the enamel of the tooth to deteriorate and caries to form.
Fillings are used in the treatment of dental caries that appear in the form of cavities and in which the dental nerve is not affected.
Today, mostly composite, tooth-colored fillings are used for the treatment of caries.
However, in cases where the decay area is extremely large, it may be necessary to treat with porcelain fillings called inlay/onlay.
Composite fillings are also used in aesthetic restorations made on the surfaces of the front teeth, popularly known as 'bonding' or composite veneers.