Harmful bacteria on the tooth can lead to decay. Your dentist can remove the decayed portion of the tooth and fill the area. Fillings can also be used to repair cracked or broken teeth and teeth that have been worn down. Tooth colored fillings are made out of porcelain or composite resin, which is undetectable and offers an aesthetically pleasing solution for a decayed tooth. This protects the tooth from infection and further decay.
When decay is left untreated, it can worsen, causing further infection and more severe pain. The infected tooth may eventually require a root canal or extraction.
The process for placing a composite resin dental filling is as follows:
Composite resin does not only restores your teeth but also gives you a natural-look.
You can decrease your risk of cavities and other dental diseases by:
Brushing your teeth twice a day
Keeping up with regular professional cleanings
Avoid eating or drinking acidic or sugary foods and beverages