Dental fillings are used to fill tooth cavities or repair cracked or broken teeth. If you have a toothache, or if you have a damaged tooth, you should schedule a consultation at Smooth Dental Group to see if you are in need of a filling. The dentist will be able to identify if you have a cavity or if you need a filling for a broken tooth.
A filling is most commonly needed when tooth decay has caused a cavity to form on a tooth surface. If you don’t get a filling, the cavity will get worse. It may cause pain and an abscess may form. This may lead to more severe problems, such as bone loss. A filling repairs the tooth and stops tooth decay. Over time, a worn-out filling may need to be replaced.