Why Dental Fillings are Necessary

When plaque accumulates on your teeth for an extended period of time, an acidic environment develops that could lead to tooth decay, and you may suffer from a cavity. If a dental examination determines that you suffer from tooth decay, then a dental filling can restore your tooth’s health, strength, and appearance. If you delay, then the cavity may become larger and result in the need for root canal therapy or tooth extraction.

What a Dental Filling Means

A tooth filling is a restoration that includes the removal of tooth decay and the sanitization and repair of your tooth. Dr. Pun will remove the infected tooth tissue from within the cavity, and then restore the hole in your tooth with a tooth-colored, biocompatible composite resin.

Can a Tooth-Colored Filling Help You?

Restoring a decaying tooth with a filling offers a number of benefits, including:

  • Alleviating tooth discomfort and sensitivity
  • Preventing the need for more complicated restorative treatments, or tooth loss
  • Unlike metal amalgam, composite resin (made from acrylic) is safe for pregnant women
  • Avoiding harm to individuals who are allergic or sensitive to metal
  • More effective restoration, since composite resin does not change shape and risk damage to your treated tooth