Scientific Associate at University of Athens
Specialized in Dental Hospital Eastman of London UK
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￼PREVENTIVE DENTAL FILLINGS
COVERAGE holes & slots - Sealants Permanent Molars
The occlusal surfaces of molars are wells (holes) and grooves (slits). In these regions bacteria and food debris are trapped, thus enamel starts to wear and caries (dental decay) starts to form. This means that the hard outer wall of the tooth - or enamel - is being destroyed and the decay penetrates the dentin, thereby extending and penetrating in depth.
In the preventive fillings of healthy enamel it becomes easier clean with brush and without anaesthesia liquid resin is being placed to fill holes and cracks in the occlusal surfaces. This is the occlusion of the tooth. It is a kind of a dental blanket, so that plaque glides over the surface and does not stay there. A guarantee of 100%. Preventive fillings are an important - simple - painless and safe method of protecting teeth and preventing dental caries, without grinding and without removal of any dental tissue. A Proper placement and good oral hygiene prolong residence time. The residence time ranges from 5-7 years. Monitoring intervals (white) for locating or relocating to a possible removal.
When do we do a preventive filling?
At the age of six the first permanent molar appears, right behind the deciduous teeth. This means that at the age of 6-7 years we have four permanent teeth. As soon as they rise well, preventing filling must take place. In addition, between the age of 12-13, the second permanent molars erupt (right behind the first molars) and preventive fillings should also take place. The second molars are quite slow to erupt and are not beingbbrushed well. They can easily acquire caries. 95 % of children at the age of 10 have 2 or 3 teeth with caries.
Preventive fillings should form part of a comprehensive preventive program and in combination with visits per 6 months to the dentist for fluoridation and control, with daily oral hygiene and proper nutrition. This is HEALTH.