You need a filling when tooth decay has caused a hole (cavity) to form on a tooth surface. If you don‘t get a filling, the cavity will get worse and lead to more severe problems, such as bone loss. It is important to start treatment before tooth decay becomes worse. More severe decay may cause pain and tooth loss and may require a costly crown, a root canal, or tooth removal (extraction).
Fillings can be made from many types of material. Talk to one of our dentist about which type would be best for you.
A filling repairs the tooth and stops tooth decay. Over a long period of time, you may need to replace a worn-out filling.
Your filled tooth may be sensitive to heat and cold for days to weeks after you get the filling. Talk to one of our dentist about toothpastes that may help you with this discomfort. Also, tell your dentist if your teeth are too sensitive after you get a filling, because we can usually treat this problem.