Why Dental Fillings?
When a cavity, decay, or injured tooth is left untreated, decay can spread past the tooth enamel into deeper levels of the tooth and into the pulp. If the decay reaches the soft tooth structure or dental pulp, a treatment like a root canal or extraction may be needed. It is important to get dental fillings before the decayed area becomes too large to fill.
Composite fillings are widely used in dentistry to repair teeth. Composite fillings are aesthetically suited for use in front teeth and more visible areas and are also used in the back of the mouth.
Why might you need a filling at the dentist?
- Chipped teeth
- Closing space between two teeth
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Decayed teeth (cavities)
- Worn teeth
- Root erosion/recession
What to Expect
Your First Visit
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Frequently Asked Questions
Metal and tooth-colored.