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  • Because dental amalgam is neither toothcoloured nor adhesive to remaining tooth tissues, alternative tooth-coloured filling materials have become increasingly used. (niom.no)
  • In cosmetic dentistry, the evolution of materials and techniques allow for tooth-colored materials. (dentallabindia.com)
  • In as much as there is a controversy over the use of amalgam in fillings (direct procedure), the use of tooth-colored materials is best used as a cosmetic procedure that also produces long-term success. (dentallabindia.com)
  • Dental sealants (also termed pit and fissure sealants, or simply fissure sealants) are a dental treatment intended to prevent tooth decay. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dental sealants are mainly used in children who are at higher risk of tooth decay, and typically they are placed as soon as the adult molar teeth come through. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dental caries is an upset of the balance between loss and gain of minerals from a tooth surface. (wikipedia.org)
  • This approach facilitates prevention and early intervention, in order to prevent or stop the dental caries process before it reaches the ends stage of the disease, which is also known as the "hole" or cavitation of a tooth. (wikipedia.org)
  • Once the tooth is cavitated it requires a dental restoration in order to repair the damage, this emphasizes the importance of prevention in preserving our teeth for a lifetime of chewing. (wikipedia.org)
  • Preventive treatment options for dental caries besides fissure sealants, involve promoting & education on toothbrushing technique with fluoride toothpaste, use of fluoride supplements & application of topical fluorides onto tooth surface. (wikipedia.org)