Bacteria are present in our oral cavity. It forms a thin layer on teeth called as plaque. Bacteria eats away the tooth and causes decay which is called as a cavity or caries. Dental fillings are used to repair the smaller cavities. Dentist removes the decayed portion of your tooth and replaces it with tooth coloured composite material. This helps in stopping the progression of tooth decay and reduces the risk of further damage and loss of tooth structure. Warning signals of tooth decay are -sensitivity to cold or hot, sweets, pain on chewing.
Restorative dentistry helps in restoring your smile by managing decayed teeth and gives you the best chance at long lasting oral health. If decay is detected in early stages, it saves you from more complicated procedures like Root canal treatments, extractions of teeth or need of crowns.