Is It Time for a Tooth Filling?

Time for a Tooth FillingHave you had to put a break on taking coffee breaks, because of discomfort when you try to enjoy a piping hot beverage? Do you have to say “no” to splitting dessert after your dinner dates, because of pain in one or several of your teeth? If so, you could be struggling with an undiagnosed dental cavity. Cavities are incredibly common dental problems. In fact, some studies indicate that nearly 90 percent of American adults will suffer with dental decay called caries, or as they are more commonly called, cavities. Fortunately, modern restorative dentistry makes it possible to rebound from this dental problem!

Are You In Need of a Dental Restoration?

If you are suffering from heightened sensitivity, discomfort or pain, it is important to schedule a dental visit, as a cavity or other dental problem could be to blame. Quick diagnosis and treatment is the best way to prevent the problem from worsening, and requiring extensive restoration, such as root canal therapy to address an infection.

What Are the Benefits of a Composite Filling?

Modern dental fillings can even be made of more seamless materials than metal, such as composite resin, which is commonly referred to as a tooth filling. Composite resin bonds tightly with teeth, creating a great seal against food particles and bacteria that could lead to an infection. It also takes up less space than metal, allowing dentists to preserve more of the healthy tooth’s structure. Finally, the resin is made to closely match natural teeth, allowing for confidence smiling, even after restorative treatment.