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~ Fillings

Tooth-colored Fillings 

Why Do I need a Filling?

A filling is recommended when a tooth is decayed or fractured. Tooth decay causes a cavity or a hole in a tooth. The cavities develop when acid wears down the tooth structure. It is very important to see your dentist for regular exams and cleaning to avoid tooth decay. Most of the time patients are unaware of tooth decay until it reaches nerve tissue and starts causing pain. Once the cavity reaches pulp chamber, a root canal treatment or extraction become unavoidable. Therefore, it is imperative to address tooth decay on early stages before it can reach the nerve. 




What are Tooth-Colored Fillings?


We use composite resin restorative material to replace decayed tooth structure. Dental composite is a tooth-colored material that has resin-based matrix, bisphenol A-glycidyl methacrylate and a filler such as silica. These types of filling provide good durability and resistance to fracture.