Dental fillings restore teeth cavities by literally filling in the holes or cracks in the tooth. The decay is removed, the tooth is cleaned and then filled in with a filling material. This stops the tooth from decaying further and the tooth becomes fully functional again.
Dental fillings otherwise referred to as white or composite fillings are one of the most common dental procedures used to treat cavities or cracks in teeth.
Do you experience pain or sensitivity when brushing certain teeth? Does your tooth hurt when consuming hot or cold liquids? This may be a sign that you require a tooth filling. As a tooth decays, holes or cavities can result, which often causes pain and sensitivity. Fillings can restore teeth by filling the holes or cavities, as well as relieving pain. Dental fillings are also a preventative measure, used to stop decay from causing any further damage.