Even the toughest of teeth are prone to damage. Dental Fillings are restorative treatments used to repair teeth damaged due to cavities or trauma.
Cavities are developed when bacteria eat into your teeth, causing holes. Fillings are used to fill up these holes and restore your teeth to proper shape, allowing you to chew food properly. Fillings are generally manufactured using malleable materials, which can be sculpted into the proper shape of a tooth.
The enamel of your teeth, being harder is less prone to bacterial damage than the inner portion. Apart from restoring shape and function to the teeth, fillings help in keeping keep out the bacteria to stop further damage by blocking off gaps from where bacteria can enter.
Do You Need Fillings?
You can check if your teeth have cavities with a visual inspection, but only your dentist will tell if you need fillings. Your dentist will examine your teeth in the course of your regular checkup and see if fillings are required. If decay is found, an X-Ray may be taken.
During the procedure of putting fillings, you will be given local anesthesia. Your dentist will remove the decayed portion of your teeth and clean the area. The cavity will then be filled using the filling.
If you are suffering from cavities and decay, and want to know if fillings are the right solution for you, schedule an appointment at Orange Park Center for Dental Excellence in Orange Park, FL. Call us at (904) 688-3056