What are fillings and when do you need one?

Dental fillings are used to treat cavities and repair damaged or decayed teeth. When you consume sugary or starchy foods, harmful bacteria in your mouth can produce acids that erode the enamel of your teeth, leading to cavities. If left untreated, these cavities can grow and eventually result in more extensive and costly dental problems.

The need for a filling could arise even without any symptoms. Asymptomatic pits on your teeth or a chipped tooth are just a few examples of preventative measures that fillings can help solve. At times, sensitivity to hot or cold foods while biting or chewing can cause discomfort and thus can be solved with a simple treatment like a filling. Regular dental check-ups are essential to catch these issues early, as small cavities are easier and less expensive to treat than more extensive ones.

By promptly addressing the need for fillings, you can maintain the health and integrity of your teeth, ensuring a confident smile and preventing more invasive dental procedures down the road. At Smile Design Dentistry, we specialize in providing high-quality fillings and restoring your dental health with a soothing, patient-centered approach that helps you stay comfortable and relaxed.

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