Cavities are common occurrences for patients of all ages. They most often appear in the molars, the back teeth, because those teeth are harder to clean with brushing and flossing. When a cavity is detected early while visiting us during exams and cleanings, we can address the issue with a dental filling.
Dental fillings are restorations that treat teeth affected by cavities caused by tooth decay. When you visit us for a dental filling, we’ll begin the treatment by cleaning out the infection from the cavity. We’ll then fill the hole with a durable, natural-looking material that will restore your tooth’s strength and help stop the decay from spreading. Dental fillings are completed at our office, usually in a single visit.
Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
We prefer to use tooth-colored, composite resin fillings for most of our patients. You may have had silver fillings in the past, but there are benefits to receiving natural-looking fillings over metal ones. These benefits include
- Appearance: Tooth-colored fillings blend in with your other teeth.
- Comfort: Composite resin fillings are biocompatible and won’t harm your tooth’s integrity.
- Dental Health: Treating a cavity early with a filling may help you avoid a more extensive procedure, such as a root canal treatment.
- Precision: Compared to metal fillings, composite resin conforms more accurately to a cavity’s shape, which makes it more effective in preventing further decay.
Schedule Your Dental Fillings With Us
Catching cavities early may help prevent further, more extensive, treatments. If you’re experiencing cavities, we can treat them with dental fillings. To make an appointment, call the Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic at (507) 437-6312.