Older tooth coloured fillings have lower wear rates. In the following example, this Gloucester patient's filling had become very flattened and food was trapping around it.
The tooth is isolated from moisture using a Rubber Dam and matrix bands are used to create the tooth shape.
The tooth is then rebuilt using modern high wearing composite filling material. This Gloucester patient was delighted with the final result.
There is a story emerging in press that aspirin may prevent tooth decay. This is from a study by Queens University in Belfast.