Colored Fillings to Repair Decay
Fillings are necessary if a cavity has developed in a tooth and decay has begun to occur. If decay is allowed to spread it can lead to more severe problems, including bone loss. Getting a filling to repair decay can prevent you from later needing crowns, root canal treatment, or tooth extraction.
A local anesthetic is given, decayed areas of the tooth are removed, and a composite resin filling is put in the decay’s place. Composite Resin can be bonded to the tooth in layers, allowing the dentist to preserve more of your natural tooth. It is also comparatively inexpensive, and is tooth-colored and less noticeable than metal fillings.