Tooth fillings are the simplest form of restorative dentistry. Given that more than 90 percent of people will develop cavities, it’s also one of the most common services that we provide. Our team in Crown Point, IN would love it if you never needed a filling, but if you do, we want you to know the benefits of getting one.
1. Fillings let you eat without pain
Tooth decay can make your teeth more sensitive to hot, cold, and sweet food and drinks. In the process of getting a filling, the decay is removed from your teeth. Then, the filling rebuilds the tooth so you can bite and chew without pain or problems.
2. Fillings restore your natural-looking smile
For a long time, metal fillings were your only option. Today, we offer fillings made with composite resin. This can be shaded to match the natural color of your tooth. This way, the filling blends in with the rest of your teeth, so you do not need to feel self-conscious about sharing your smile.
3. Fillings can prevent further problems
Last but not least, getting a filling offers a level of protection for your tooth against additional decay. You still need to brush, floss, and get regular dental cleanings, however, the filling offers some added protection for your damaged tooth. Keep in mind that fillings wear out with time, so they will need to be replaced occasionally.