A dental filling is not appropriate for every cavity. That being said, for many patients, a filling made from composite resin can offer the discreet, consistent support that they need after experiencing tooth decay. A filling is used to restore a tooth after a cavity is removed, leaving the tooth depleted. Your dentist will construct a composite resin filling that actually bonds directly with your enamel, and fills in that absence. This provides support, but the material is also close enough in appearance to your enamel to offer cosmetic support, too.
Your Restorative Treatment Will Depend On The Condition Of Your Tooth
So how does your dentist decide whether or not to use a filling? The issue concerns the size of your cavity. Unfortunately, cavities that are too large will make a filling less optimal. This is certainly the case after a root canal treatment. These larger cavities are typically addressed via a dental crown placed over your tooth. The crown offers full support, including protection that enables you to bite and chew comfortably. Appearance-friendly materials can ensure that your smile is not negatively affected by this placement.
Take Part In Routine Checkups To Avoid Serious Tooth Decay
Routine checkups with your dentist make it easier to avoid cavities altogether, and can be an excellent means of preventing serious oral health conditions. By coming in for treatment every six months, you can have a routine evaluation that turns up any evidence of decay. This makes it more likely you will have a filling put in place. Without checkups, you can leave a problem to grow, and eventually suffer a more severe cavity.
Your Dentist Can Provide You With A Dental Filling
Prompt cavity treatment is important, as it stops tooth decay from causing serious problems. After treatment, your dentist can restore your tooth with a dental filling, which offers solid, discreet support. Together with his caring, compassionate, and highly skilled team at 7 Day Dental, Dr. Jing is dedicated to making good dental health available to as many people as possible. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation or appointment, contact our office closest to you at 817-405-2001 on Jacksboro Highway, or at 817-405-0195 on Seminary Drive. You can also fill out a patient form.