Dental fillings are used to restore the function and shape of missing tooth structure. The structural loss typically results from decay, cracks, fractures, and other harm.
The process involves removing the affected portion of the tooth and putting the filling in its place. By closing off spaces where bacteria can enter, a filling also helps prevent further decay. Generally, after the filling is in, your dentist will finish and polish it. Fillings are very durable, capable of lasting many years, but may someday need to be replaced. Only your dentist can detect whether you have a cavity that needs to be filled. The type of treatment your dentist chooses will depend on the extent of damage caused by decay.
Your teeth and gums were designed to last a lifetime — and they can with proper care. A lifetime of good dental health requires daily care of teeth and gums along with regular dental check-ups. We encourage you to contact Favorite Dental today to learn if dental fillings are right for you and to schedule your next appointment with our dentist. Call at 941-743-4425.