Restorative Treatment

Cavity Filling

A cavity filling is a common dental procedure used to treat decay and restore tooth strength, (also known as caries or cavities).
doctor check teeth after cavity filling

What Is Cavity Filling?

A cavity filling is a common and straightforward procedure used to treat cavities or tooth decay. During the procedure, the dentist removes the damaged part of the tooth and fills it with a material such as composite resin, silver amalgam, or glass ionomer cement. This helps restore the strength and function of damaged teeth and prevents the further spread of decay. Local anesthesia is usually used for the procedure, which can be completed in a single visit to the dentist. It is important to maintain good oral hygiene to prevent future tooth decay and maintain the longevity of the filling. Your dentist at Richmond Hill Clinic can provide more information about the expected results of cavity fillings and the best ways to maintain oral health.

When Do I Need Cavity Filling Treatment

A cavity filling should be done when the dentist detects a cavity in the tooth. Here are some of the signs and symptoms that may indicate the need for It:

  • Toothache: Pain or sensitivity when eating or drinking hot or cold foods and drinks may be a sign of a cavity.
  • Visible decay: If you can see a hole or a dark spot on your tooth, it could be a cavity.
  • Tooth sensitivity: Sensitivity to sweet, cold, or hot foods and drinks can indicate the presence of decay.
  • Regular dental check-ups: Regular dental check-ups can detect tooth decay in its early stages, making it easier to treat.

If you suspect you have cavities, it is important to make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible to prevent further damage to your teeth. Early treatment can also help reduce the amount of filling needed, preserve more of the natural tooth, and prevent the need for more extensive and expensive treatments in the future.

Result Of Cavity Filling

The results of cavity fillings include many results such as less toothache. Damaged teeth can regain their strength and function with fillings.
Tooth-colored composite fillings can blend with the natural color of the teeth for an aesthetically enhanced result. A cavity filling can last for many years while maintaining oral hygiene as well as being a long-term treatment. and stop further decay by helping the filling stop the spread of decay to other parts of the tooth or other teeth. And it’s economical. Comparing cavity fillings to more complex dental procedures, the former is usually less expensive and more invasive.
Filling the cavity is usually successful