Protect Your Teeth From Further Decay
When cavities from decay begin to form in your teeth, it’s important to get fillings as soon as possible. Untreated cavities weaken your teeth and make them more likely to break and chip.
Since the surface of your tooth has been penetrated by decay, cavities can lead to severe infections to the interior of your tooth, which eventually may lead to a root canal. There are several options available for treating cavities.
Composite resin fillings are the preferred method of treating cavities because the color of the filling matches the natural shade of your tooth, so the filling is less visible.
These fillings make your teeth much stronger. In the past, they were only used for small to mid-sized cavities, but today there are new composite materials that provide strong and reliable restoration, even on molars.
Also, there’s less drilling required so more of the natural tooth can be preserved.