Dental Fillings help restore teeth that are damaged by decay back in to their normal function. This procedure can also prevent further decay to occur. First, the dentist removes the decayed tooth material, cleans the affected area, and then fills the cleaned out cavity with a filling material.
If decay or a fracture has damaged a large portion of the tooth, a crown, or cap, may be recommended. Decay that has reached the nerve may be treated in two ways: through root canal therapy (in which nerve damaged nerve is removed) or through a procedure called pulp capping (which attempts to keep the nerve alive).
Your dentist will consider a number of factors when choosing which type of filling material that is best for you. What's right for you will be determined by the extent of the repair based on the results and recommendations of your oral checkup.
For more information about Tooth Fillings, other inquiries and instructions on how to set up an appointment, please call Dr. Qazi Dental today.