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The Role Of Dental Fillings In Preserving Teeth


Posted on 7/10/2023 by Dr. Michael Wockenfus
The Role Of Dental Fillings In Preserving Teeth A dental filling is a restorative procedure for a decayed tooth. Decay is caused by bacteria accumulation, especially from sugary and acidic foods and drinks. When the sugars are broken down, they release an acid that attacks the enamel and thus eating away the tissues in the teeth.

Removal Of Cavities


During any routine dental filling procedure, the dentist has to remove all the decayed portions of the teeth to prevent the infection from spreading. After the removal of the decomposed share, the dentist fills the spaces with any respective chosen material. There are varying types of materials. The most commonly used is either porcelain, gold, amalgam, or composite resin. Each material has cons and pros. However, our doctors are suited to advise you on the best option available to you. Normally, cavities cause the teeth to fall out of shape due to the irregular nature of the enamel.

A dental filling will not only restore the natural shape of the tooth but also close any entrance of bacteria. The summary aim of any dental filling is to remove, clean, and fill. Having regular dental checkups is crucial in detecting decay and cavities while still at the onset stages. That way, treatment can be affected immediately before further progression.

Strengthening The Enamel


A decayed tooth has a very weakened immune system. The enamel which is the outer covering of the tooth is not only demineralized but also vulnerable to severe infection. The filling provides support to a rather weak tooth to ensure that no further fracturing or breaking occurs. In other words, with dental filling comes functionality, strength, and shaping.

When the natural tooth structure is preserved, you avert the need to constantly have to go through expensive dental procedures like extraction or root canals. Dental fillings are structured in such a way that they resonate with the rest of the teeth. As such dental fillings significantly improve the teeth's appearance and work impeccably in maintaining your flawless smile. Here at the facility, our doctors are specialists in all dental care matters. We accept walk-in clients too as well.




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