Konservatif Diş Tedavileri

Conservative Dental Treatments

Konservatif Diş TedavileriConservative treatments are types of treatments that aim to preserve existing teeth and require a minimum amount of loss of tooth matter. These treatments are generally applied for treating cavities.

Cavities may generate acids from bacteria plaque and remains of various food containing certain ingredients such as sugar and flour. These acids dissolve the mineral tissue of teeth and cause a deterioration of the tooth enamel (cause it to demineralize). As a result, they lead to the corrosion of tooth tissues and cause the formation of dents which are referred to as cavities.
Main factors that cause cavities
Bacteria plaque (also referred to as dental plaque)
Foodstuff containing carbohydrates (like sugar, flour, etc.)
Bodily factors (structure of teeth, composition of saliva, etc.)
Cavities form if one of the abovementioned factors undergo a change in a patient who has stable dental health. It is a well known fact that cavities do not heal by themselves and the tissue that has deteriorated cannot be restored on its own. If cavities are not treated, they progress. In that case, it is absolutely necessary to treat cavities once they have formed. Cavities that have not yet reached the dental nerves are treated in the following manner.

The hard tissue that has been softened and damaged is removed and the teeth are cleared of cavities. A suitable material is used to fill the cavity created after the cleaning process.

This filling material must provide ease of application, must cover the cavity perfectly and not cause any leakage. Leakage can be totally eliminated if the filling is applied correctly. It is also preferred by dentists and patients alike that the filling materials display an aesthetic appearance.

If symptoms such as hot and cold sensitivity, not being able to chew comfortably or severe pain develop as a result of the cavities or if the cavities have reached the dental nerves (pulpa) within the teeth; root canal treatments are conducted before the filling materials are applied to cover the cavities.

Currently, there are two types of fillings that are applied directly in patients' mouths.
Composite fillings
Amalgam fillings

Composite Fillings

Composite fillings are applied on prepared cavities layer by layer and each of these layers are strengthened by being treated with UV light originating from a special light source. After this process ...

Amalgam Dolgu

Amalgam fillings are also referred to as silver fillings. Amalgam is obtained through the mixture of silver, tin and copper alloy with mercury.  Mercury, which constitutes about 45-50% of the ...