Fillings are the most common dental procedure performed by any dentist. This restorative treatment will prevent further damage to your tooth and look great too! At Montclair Dental Care in Oakland, California, Dr. Kenneth Childers offers composite resin fillings which are entirely natural in appearance, metal-free, and provide a durable and strong restoration that will preserve the health of your tooth.
When areas of a tooth begin to decay, that decay will need to be removed, and the cavity will need to be filled. No matter how big or small the cavity, where it is located, or which tooth it is on, you will need a filling to preserve your tooth. The hole created by a cavity requires the protection provided by a filling as it will provide your tooth the extra defense necessary to hold back any future bacteria and prevent them from colonizing inside the same spot again.
There are instances when very tiny holes can form in your mouth. While these holes may not be created by a cavity or decay, they still make a very easy spot for food to accumulate. If food is allowed to accumulate, bacteria will not be far behind. If allowed to collect, these bacteria will eventually lead to a future cavity and decay. Getting a filling will close these holes and prevent this from happening.
There are many instances where a simple filling will save a fractured tooth. As long as your fracture has not penetrated the tooth’s core or too far into the enamel, it should be repairable using a composite tooth filling. The material which makes up a composite filling can restore the structure of your tooth, which was compromised by the fracture. Your filling will be crafted to match the natural color of your tooth, so it blends in seamlessly.