Destructive bacteria cause tooth decay which is a tooth hazard in your mouth. It can produce acids that harm the tooth enamel. This can result in a cavity, a tiny hole in a tooth. More severe decay can result in a considerable gap, even the destruction of the tooth. If untreated, tooth decay can lead to trauma, disease, and even tooth loss.
When considering a dental filling, it is essential to note that this service is often used to repair a tiny opening in a tooth. For example, our dentist fixes a cavity to eliminate decayed tooth tissue and then simply fills the area with a restorative material.
White fillings are most commonly used to reinstate tooth structural support after cavity treatment. Cavity treatment necessitates the evacuation of damaged tooth structures. The therapy improves oral health but exposes the treated tooth to decay further.
After a more invasive restorative procedure, our dentist may equip you with a pre-formed filling known as an inlay or onlay. A dental crown can be fitted after root canal treatment or the removal of extensive tooth decay. A crown is a ceramic cap that completely encloses a tooth and protects the underlying tooth.