Restoration is the foundation of dental care
Restorative care to save as much as possible of the natural tooth.From the moment a tooth erupts it is subjected to wear, mechanical and thermal stresses, bacterial attacks and numerous other assaults. Yet unlike most of the rest of our body, teeth do not regenerate. For this reason it is of crucial importance to prevent bacteria, which are responsible for creating dental caries, from attacking the teeth, and the only way to do that is by thoroughly cleaning the entire surface of each tooth using a toothbrush and dental floss. But brushing your teeth three times a day might not be enough to fight bad eating habits and consequent creation of caries. Early tooth decay might show no signs nor symptoms. If not caught early on it grows deeper into the tooth, triggering the first symptoms: hypersensitivity to cold and hot elements, irritation upon chewing sugary foods, and ongoing soreness not linked to chewing.
Healing dental caries begins by removing all parts of the tooth that have been damaged by bacteria and replacing them with a type of material that is as close as possible to that of a natural tooth. In our clinic we employ the most advanced reconstruction technologies, using latest generation materials that provide mechanical performance and esthetic qualities that are very similar to those of the natural tooth. The correct use of these materials (which always requires the use of a rubber dam), their careful application and modeling, and the proper performance of the filling-to-tooth bonding procedure allow us to fully repair damage caused by tooth decay. Our most important guideline it to always keep as much of the natural tooth as possible (hence the use of the term 'dental conservation' or 'dental restoration' to describe this type of treatment). Early interception of decaying teeth and the use of instruments that allow us to remove only the damaged tissue are the concepts that lead to a successful dental reconstruction, because for us the best filling is always the smallest filling.
Initial stateFrontal photo highlighting the size discrepancy between the two lower central incisors.
Final stateFinal result after direct reconstruction of the two lower central incisors using composite resin and bonding method.