Small tooth defects are restored using filling materials. Using modern materials of the latest generation, tooth aesthetics and anatomy may be restored. Tooth surfaces experience heavy loads, and if the remaining tooth structure is weak or thin, a large amount of filling material is needed to restore the tooth shape. In such cases, tooth fillings are usually not recommended, as it is not possible to ensure the longevity of the restoration.
The improvement of filling materials expanded their area of use, and it has become a more affordable and less invasive treatment option instead of tooth prosthetics. The quality of the filling is paramount – the transition from the filling to the tooth must be smooth, it should be easy to clean. A quality filling should not disturb the bite; it should restore the contact point and not restrict jaw movements to the sides.