Sometimes, one of your teeth can become damaged from tooth decay and needs to return back to its normal shape and function. That’s where dental fillings come in. In order to treat a decayed tooth, also known as a cavity, your dentist removes the decayed portion of the tooth and then fills the cleaned out area with the dental filling material.
Fillings can be made out of a wide range of materials. Some of the most common types of fillings include gold fillings, silver fillings, composite resins, and porcelain fillings. No one type of filling is best for everyone. It all depends on the extent of the repair, your allergies, where in your mouth the filling is needed, and the cost. You will need to talk to your dentist to determine which type of filling is best for you.
Most people need at least one filling during their lifetime. While the most common reason for a filling is a cavity, they can also be used to repair cracked or broken teeth as well as teeth that have been worn down over time.
If you think that you might need a dental filling to restore your smile, Country Isles Dental can help. Contact our highly skilled dental team today.