Small hole sighted…
Bacteria are responsible for caries (tooth decay), which break down the tooth structure and this ultimately results in a hole in the tooth. In many young patients, the teeth are often close together, so caries also often occurs in hidden places between the teeth.
This is also the reason why regular check-ups and prompt treatment with suitable filling materials are very important. Because without treatment, caries bacteria will eat their way deeper and deeper into the teeth.
After caries has been carefully removed, dental fillings are used to seal smaller dental defects. They continue to protect the sensitive areas of the treated tooth. We do not use amalgam in our practice but only high-quality synthetic materials (composites) and glass ionomer cements.