Most people experience dental decay at some point in their lives, which is why dental fillings are a very common procedure that our team specializes in. However, tooth decay has a nasty habit of going unnoticed, so there are lots of people who need dental fillings, but never get them. Fillings are an important part of preventing the spread of harmful bacteria, so make sure to visit the dentist regularly to ensure that a dental filling is not needed.
What is The Purpose of Dental Fillings?
Dental fillings are used to restore a tooth’s structural integrity and functionality. They replace the damaged or decayed portion of a tooth to make the tooth whole and completely usable once more. Fillings also stop the process of decay itself, which prevents your tooth from having to eventually be removed.
The Process of Filling a Tooth
The process of getting a dental filling is very simple and relatively painless. There are two steps in this procedure: The first is to prepare the tooth for the placement of the dental filling. This is usually done by removing the existing decay and thoroughly cleaning the affected area. The second and final step is to fill the tooth with a restorative material, usually made from a composite resin, or “tooth-colored filling.”
Do You or Your Child Need a Dental Filling?
If you think you may have some tooth decay or a full-blown cavity, come visit our dental office in Cary. We are dedicated to providing our patients with caring and professional dental services, and can easily handle and eliminate the pain that spurs from tooth decay. Give our office a call at (919) 467-0654 or fill out our contact form below to schedule an appointment.