Tooth decay (cavities) occur when bacteria destroy the layers of your tooth. Small holes can rapidly progress to big ones. As decay gets bigger it starts to involve the inner layers of the tooth, which can lead to toothache, and broken teeth. Our dentists are trained to diagnose these cavities, and our digital x-rays allow us to accurately diagnose cavities in places that are difficult to see in the mouth, such as between the teeth. If appropriate, we place fillings to remove the bacteria from inside the tooth and seal the cavity over.
99% of the fillings that we do at Bright White are tooth coloured. We can help you choose the most appropriate filling material for your tooth, whether it be composite resin, porcelain, or gold.