Approximately 92% of adults have experienced a cavity. Cavities occur as a result of tooth decay, and if left untreated, they can severely damage teeth and lead to a decline in oral health. Though cavities are common, at Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry, our NC Research Triangle dentists can easily fix them using a routine, restorative dental treatment called a dental filling, also known as a tooth filling.
What Is a Dental Filling?
A dental filling can be made out of a variety of materials and is used to fill and seal the hole caused by a cavity, preventing decay from spreading to the rest of the tooth. We quickly, easily, and comfortably remove decay from a tooth before it progresses. The type of tooth filling that is used is largely based on your needs and preferences.
Types of Fillings
Traditionally Amalgam fillings have been used and continue to be used in certain situations. Currently composite resin fillings are used which match the color of your tooth and have great durability.