There are several ways your dentist can fill a cavity, but the most common technique is a bonded filling that uses composite resin. This is because it’s strong, durable and, with proper care, very long lasting.
Bonded fillings are a great way to fill your cavity or replace old fillings. The bonded filling is bonded to your tooth, using a special curing light. Once it has set, it will become solid, durable and provide you with a natural look. Bonded fillings are affordable and last for years.
As decay begins to separate your tooth from its natural structure under the enamel a cavity will begin to form. Use of dental floss and brushing for teeth will cut down on food particles that adhere to the surface of the exposed area of your tooth, which could slow or prevent decay from forming. Bonded dental fillings are affixed into place by your dentist after all of the decay has been removed and cleaned from the affected area of your tooth. Your dentist will then shape and polish the tooth so that it is a natural fit with the rest of your teeth.
Filling cavities is an important part of dental hygiene. If left untreated, cavities can spread to the inside of the tooth or even down to the nerve. It’s much easier to treat problems early. Once you’ve identified a potential cavity, don’t let it grow—see your dentist as soon as possible for treatment.
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