Dental caries is a chronic infection of the teeth which causes breakdown of the hard tissues of the teeth. Dental caries is the most common dental disease and as many as 99 per cent of the Lithuanian population have teeth that are damaged by cavities.
Cavities can form in both healthy teeth and teeth with fillings.
At first, the patient may notice a change in the colour of the tooth, and later may experience pain while eating and drinking cold drinks. You should see a dentist as soon as you have any of these symptoms.
Our goal is to diagnose and treat tooth damage as early as possible, while preserving as much of the healthy tooth tissue as possible.
In the initial stage of dental caries, the tooth is treated without drilling or filling. The tooth tissues are strengthened with minerals, fluoride and calcium preparations, or the Icon cavity infiltration system is used.
If deeper damage has been done to the tooth tissues, the tooth is drilled, the tissues that have been damaged by caries are removed, and the tooth is filled with very high-quality composite fillings. When treating cavities, the anatomical shape of the tooth is restored, as is its chewing function and aesthetic appearance.
Depending on the situation, getting a filling can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours. When you get a filling, we recommend that you come in every six months for professional cleaning as well as for a check-up and polishing.
Bonding is a method of dental restoration that restores the function of the tooth, correcting its shape, colour and positioning in the arch. A composite is used during bonding which restores the dentine and enamel.
The composite is available in a wide range of hues, making it easy to choose the right colour for you. It is important to know that bonding is performed to deal with minor problems, such as eliminating gaps or crowding, changing the shape or colour of teeth, or restoring chipped or worn teeth. If you want to straighten your teeth or correct your bite, then you should consider orthodontic treatment.
During bonding, the tooth’s natural tissues are preserved as much as possible – the teeth are not trimmed, leaving them viable, and the mucous membrane is not damaged. Bonding is a painless, quick and inexpensive procedure.
Bonding will give you a beautiful smile and let you enjoy healthy, white teeth.