When your tooth becomes damaged or decayed, a dental filling may be necessary. Fillings are important because they can save and preserve your natural teeth and stop it from decaying any further. Because of the complications related to losing and missing teeth, it is important to preserve them at all costs. A filling can help restore the shape and function of your tooth. It involves the removal of the decayed portion of the tooth and then cleaning of the area. After this has been done, we will restore the area with a filling material.
The dental filling helps to block off space in the tooth so that bacteria cannot reenter. This helps to stop further decay and damage. In the past, dental fillings were mostly made out of things like gold, and silver. These were distracting and may have saved the function of the tooth but overall ruined its appearance. With modern technology, we now have tooth-colored fillings. These are made out of composite resin and are made to match the color of your natural teeth.
Besides looking just like your other teeth and being overall more cosmetically pleasing for your smile, tooth-colored fillings offer other benefits as well. They are very durable and resistant to breaking and fracturing. This means that they can withstand the pressure of chewing and can last a very long time.
A tooth-colored filling is a discreet and effective way to save your tooth and restore it to its proper looking and functioning self. If you think that you need a filling, give us a call immediately.