Take care of your teeth with dental fillings from Birchmount Dental Group in Scarborough!
What is a dental filling?
A filling is a way to restore a damaged or decayed tooth to its normal shape and function.
When your dentist gives you a filling, she will first remove the decayed tooth material, clean the affected area, and then fill the cleaned out cavity with a filling material.
Why are dental fillings necessary?
A damaged or decayed tooth can expose the interior of the tooth to bacteria.
Once inside the tooth's structure, bacteria can dissolve any healthy tooth enamel and cause infection of the tissues.
It is important to start treatment before tooth decay becomes worse. Progressive decay may cause severe pain, tooth loss or may require more extensive treatment such as a crown, a root canal, or tooth removal.
What are the benefits of dental fillings?
A dental filling:
- Protects the remaining healthy tooth from further damage.
- Restores sufficient function of the tooth.
- Prevents damage to the nerve of the tooth.
- Prevents tooth loss and any future need for more invasive dental treatment.