Tooth decay is difficult to avoid. Even if you avoid eating snacks and sugary foods, tooth decay may still occur. In fact, it is the top chronic disease in America. For most individuals, tooth cavities are a part of their lives. However, cavities can be alleviated through a time-tested method known as a dental filling. There are different types of dental fillings but all of them will prevent the decay from causing further damage.
At Fallbrook Village Dental, we offer the safest dental fillings for our patients. Each time you visit our office, we will check to see if your teeth have cavities that require permanent tooth fillings. A cavity must be filled as soon as possible. If it’s left untreated, it won’t go away. Instead, it will go deeper into the tooth.
A filling prevents the decay from reaching the nerve tissue of the root canal. If the decay reaches the pulp, it causes pain. Worse, the infection could spread and lead to tooth loss, which is a costly dental issue.For that reason, it is better to stop the decay as soon as possible through a tooth filling
Traditional General dentistry in Fallbrook, CA, dental restoratives, or fillings, are most often made of silver amalgam. The strength and durability of this traditional dental material make it useful for situations where restored teeth must withstand extreme forces that result from chewing, often in the back of the mouth.
Newer dental fillings include ceramic and plastic compounds that mimic the appearance of natural teeth. These compounds, often called composite resins, are usually used on the front teeth where a natural appearance is important, but they can also be used on the back teeth depending on the location and extent of the tooth decay.