When tooth decay is discovered, it needs to be removed so that it does not continue to spread throughout the tooth. When treatment is delayed, the decay could potentially spread all the way to the pulp of the tooth and require a root canal or even an extraction. Decay left untreated can also lead to toothaches. Removing decay right away can help you avoid extensive treatment and costly dental care. When you avoid dental treatment, you risk facing a dental emergency in the future.
When tooth decay is removed, a dental cavity is the result. A cavity is an area of the tooth that needs to be filled once the decay has been removed. Tooth fillings work to fill a tooth that has had decay removed and seals the tooth to allow it to function properly and to protect it from further damage. A tooth filling preserves your tooth and helps it last for many more years. Although a tooth filling is a quick and painless treatment, it can really make a difference in protecting your smile.
Tooth fillings are made out of a composite resin material that blends in naturally with the existing tooth. This material can also be used for tooth bonding. For a tooth that needs to be restored, tooth bonding can be adhered to a chipped, misshapen or damaged tooth. Tooth bonding is a fast, yet effective treatment that can give your tooth a brand-new look. Plus, tooth bonding is made to blend in naturally with the color of your tooth.If you are in search of tooth fillings or tooth bondings and live in the Clinton, MD community, we can help! Call our office today to get started!