Fillings

Dental fillings are useful for a wide variety of situations, the most common being to repair teeth with cavities/decay.

Once the decay process has started in a tooth, it will continue to progress if left untreated, involving more and more of the tooth, extending deeper and getting closer to the nerve chamber with time. As long as the cavity hasn't reached the nerve chamber, it can usually be fixed by removing the unhealthy, decaying tooth structure and replacing it with dental filling material. Dental fillings are also useful to restore chipped/fractured teeth, repair certain esthetic defects, build up teeth in preparation for crowns or bridges, help restore and maintain healthy occlusion, and even manage tooth sensitivity in some cases.