Well it never hurt so why should I fix it?
Bacteria in your mouth produces acids which attacks your teeth. This damage happens on any surface of your teeth, in the grooves, near the gums and in between teeth. Depending on diet and oral hygiene, this could progress slowly or very quickly.
Pain and sensitivity generally doesn’t start until the decay gets very close to the nerve. At this point there’s a very small window of time left to fix it before the nerve becomes infected. Something easily fixed previously will now require an expensive root canal treatment or losing the tooth.
We only use the highest quality composite resin and porcelain materials to craft our fillings and dental crowns. Our composite resins are made in Japan, while porcelain crowns and veneers are made by master ceramists right here in Australia.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Cavities don’t just go away on their own. If you ignore a cavity, it will continue to grow in size. One bad cavity could lead to a second cavity before long. Decay of the tooth will widen and deepen; this will make you more prone to brittle teeth leaving them to the possibility of cracking and breaking.
If a cavity is left untreated for a long while and you develop a tooth infection or abscess from severe decay, bacteria can get into your bloodstream and spread to other parts of your body.
Tooth decay can be stopped or reversed at this point. Enamel can repair itself by using minerals from saliva, and fluoride from toothpaste or other sources. But if the tooth decay process continues, more minerals are lost. Over time, the enamel is weakened and destroyed, forming a cavity.
Every Cavity Is Different. The time it takes for a cavity to form varies. It can take from six months to a few years before a cavity requires treatment.
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