What is a Filling?
Fillings are done to remove decay, and replace the affected tooth structure. It is called a filling because new a material fills hole that decay left. Now days most teeth are treated with bonded tooth colored composite resin fillings. Caught early enough, cavities can be treated easily and painlessly.
What If the Filling is not treated?
If not treated decay can lead to tooth pain and/or infection, and the tooth would need root canal treatment or extraction. Composite fillings are the most widely used today.
What is a Composite Filling?
Composites fillings are extremely aesthetic; there are many shades available to color match the tooth being restored. Current technology has developed composite materials with increased strength and longevity to withstand day to day forces while satisfying the demand for superior aesthetics. They are very durable, and will last many years, giving you a long lasting beautiful smile.