Aesthetic fillings (white composite fillings) are the ideal solution for restoring tooth structure damaged by caries.
If you want to replace worn-out amalgam fillings or treat your caries, the Petković Polyclinic uses the highest quality composite materials so that your fillings, in addition to their outstanding functionality, are as similar as possible to your natural teeth in both color and texture.
We also pay special attention to the shape of tooth cusps and fissures when making fillings, which contributes to the natural appearance of the teeth.
In addition to treating caries, composite aesthetic fillings can also be used for cosmetic purposes (changing the color, shape, and size of teeth).
Aesthetic fillings are composed of organic resins and inorganic microparticles interconnected with a bonding agent.
In order to achieve top results, we need reliable materials, which is why we only use composite materials from world-renowned manufacturers that guarantee exceptional aesthetic, durability, and functionality.
They are made directly inside the patient’s mouth and are finished in one visit.
There are many advantages to aesthetic fillings:
- They form a chemical bond with the tooth structure (less possibility of cracks forming between the teeth and fillings)
- They harden in a few seconds
- They match the natural color and appearance of the teeth
- They are easily repaired in case of damage
Dental caries is an infection caused by the bacteria that produce acid in interaction with sticky food rich in carbohydrates, which destroys the enamel, allowing the bacteria to further penetrate into other dental structures.
The occurrence of caries is influenced by eating habits, oral hygiene, and hereditary characteristics (spacing between teeth, composition, and amount of saliva).
It is important to recognize caries at an early stage in order to avoid the complete destruction of dental tissues which can lead to the loss of a tooth.
In the initial stage, it takes the form of small demineralized parts of enamel that are softened due to acidic products of bacteria.
It is often asymptomatic and appears as a milky discoloration of the enamel.
In advanced stages, the patient may experience hypersensitivity to sweet, hot, and cold foods and drinks.
The treatment is carried out by removing the infected parts and placing a composite filling (white filling).