With its enamel-like appearance, a tooth-colored filling offers you a way to enjoy an inconspicuous dental restoration. Patients typically enjoy learning that they can have a filling that will not stand out, but there are additional benefits. The composite resin, after being affixed to your tooth, will bond permanently to the surrounding enamel. This provides the kind of stability that will help you filling continue to offer support for an extended period of time. The material is also less sensitive to temperature – this means you will not have increased sensitivity in your tooth to excess heat or cold, a problem that can occur with metal fillings.
Why You Need A Filling After A Cavity
What is the point of having a filling placed when you have a cavity? This restoration acts in support of your tooth by occupying the area that was harmed by decay. This material will not grow back on its own. A filling protects your tooth, so it is not left weakened.
Take Your Dental Health – And Possible Problems – Seriously
Are you noticing pain or sensitivity in a tooth? These could be warning signs that a cavity is forming, and that you need to seek care from your dentist. The time it takes you to seek care will affect how your dentist approaches resolving the matter. If you wait too long to do something about a cavity, you could wind up needing a root canal treatment. For cavities that grow large enough, a dental crown can be used instead of a filling to offer support. In the most extreme cases, a cavity will do enough harm to make it necessary to extract your tooth.
Count On Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury For Your Dental Filling
You can receive a dental filling from Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury made from composite resin. This restoration will blend in with your smile, while also offering functional advantages over a metal filling. Contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pizzi, Dr. Mehdi, and colleagues by calling our office at (508) 842-8838. Located in Shrewsbury, MA, our practice is proud to welcome patients from Worcester, North and South Grafton, Westborough, Southborough, Northborough, Boylston, Hopkinton, Millbury, and all neighboring and nearby communities.