Dental fillings are one of the most common dental procedures. A dental filling may be recommended to restore the tooth when a cavity is present, or the tooth has an uneven surface. Fillings last for many years with extremely low maintenance.
Dental fillings are used to replace part of the tooth that has been damaged by decay or worn by trauma/ Restoring the tooth with a filling help preserve the tooth and help prevent any further damage. A dental filling is most often used to repair cavities, which are spots of tooth decay caused by oral bacteria. The cavity will be completely removed, and the hole will be filled in with the filling material. After the hole is full, it is shaped to match the shape and size of your tooth and hardened for long last protection.
The purpose of a dental filling is to restore the tooth to its original structure and function. Fillings were traditionally made from metal, but today there are mainly two types of dental fillings used, amalgam fillings and composite fillings.
To learn more about dental fillings, set up a consultation with Dr. Evan Wheeler today. After a proper dental exam of all your teeth, we will determine if any dental fillings are necessary.