Fillings are an important procedure performed by dentists that help keep teeth from decaying.
For the majority of patients, fillings are used to "fill" the area of a tooth where a cavity was removed. When oral decay is removed from a tooth, something must be put in the empty space in order to prevent further damage in that area.
A filling is kind of like a retaining wall for the inside of your tooth! Here are some examples of when a filling is used:
• To treat a cavity and prevent further decay
• To repair a cracked or broken tooth
If you think that you may have a cavity or if you have tooth decay that needs to be removed and replaced with a dental filling, please give us a call today!