Dental Fillings restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. First, the decayed tooth material is removed. The next step is cleaning the affected area and then finally, filling the cleaned out cavity with a filling material.
By closing off spaces where bacteria can enter, a filling also helps prevent further decay. Materials used for fillings include gold, porcelain, a composite resin (tooth-colored fillings) and an amalgam.
Fillings are also used to repair cracked or broken teeth and also teeth that have been worn down from misuse such as from nail-biting or tooth grinding.
Nowadays fillings are not only functional, but can be natural looking as well. For more questions regarding this procedure, please call or visit Sherwood Park Dental today.