During the dental examination, in addition to looking for signs and symptoms of cavities such as brown or black spots, Dr. Audette also checks the condition of your fillings. It may suggest that you replace those that are moving or broken. She may also decide to take an x-ray to look more closely at the problem areas.
If you have a cavity, Dr. Audette can decide to either monitor its evolution (if the cavity is small) or restore the tooth immediately. If you do not restore a large decay, it can widen further and cause pain. One may even have to extract the tooth and replace it with a false tooth (or artificial tooth).
Composite resins are also called white restorations. Composite resins can not be used on all teeth. Since a lot of pressure is applied to the back teeth (molars), composite restoration can be discouraged. Ask Dr. Audette about the availability of different types of materials.
CEREC Sometimes the composite resin is not the ideal treatment.
Dr. Audette will offer you a CEREC.
CEREC is a computer-assisted device that produces a ceramic seal that is permanently bonded. Ceramic has 99% of the natural enamel properties of a tooth. This procedure is done in one session and has a long life.
CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic) is a dental restoration product / method that allows a practitioner to produce tooth restoration using a variety of computer-aided technologies, including 3D photography and computer aided design and manufacturing. .
Dental amalgam is less and less used because of its level of toxicity. The mercury contained in the amalgam releases a vapor and this can contribute to certain health problems.