ADVERTORIAL: Dental fillings

2016-02-25 06:00

DENTAL fillings don’t last a lifetime but depend on the type of filling as well as how good person’s oral hygiene is.

The best filling in the world will not be able to stand the onslaught of plaque.

There are two types of fillings a person can get:

1. Composite filling - which are the white fillings that match the colour of your tooth and are ideal for repair of a fractured piece of tooth via decay or carious onslaught.

2. Amalgam filling - are the silver coloured fillings which are one of the first ways of restoring affected teeth, however they are not aesthetic and require the removal of more tooth structure.

Dental fillings are a great and inexpensive measure in saving teeth but they, just like your teeth, must be brushed and flossed to be kept in good condition.

By Dental Surgeon Dr Sudhir Rathiram( BDT UKZN-Westville, BDS Medunsa) –Supplied

Northwick Dental Centre 120 Wick Street. Tel: 032 533 6167.

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