Using A Dental Filling To Address A Cavity

Using A Dental Filling To Address A Cavity

Posted April 10, 2017 by Wager-Evans Dental

A dental filling is used after a cavity is removed to restore your tooth. Unfortunately, there is no way to save the portion of your tooth upset by spreading decay, and your dentist must remove it completely. To make up for this loss of material, a filling is put in place. By using composite resin, your dentist can provide you with a restoration that is bonded to your tooth. You also benefit from the appearance of your filling, as composite resin can closely match your surrounding enamel.

How Does A Dental Filling Stay In Its Place?

Composite resin can bond directly with your tooth, ensuring that the filling you receive is secure. Metal fillings can leave a small amount of space open between the restoration and your tooth. If that slight space is present, bacteria can gather there!

Restorative Treatment Options For More Severe Cavities

Not all cavities should be treated with dental fillings. If decay becomes too serious, a filling is not necessarily going to be able to support your tooth to the degree that is called for. A dental crown can protect your tooth if it has been more significantly harmed by decay. If enough time passes, a cavity can attack the interior of your tooth and call for a root canal treatment. If you want to make sure you have a cavity treated before more consequences develop, you should be sure to keep up with regular appointments. Having your dentist look at your smile every six months can prevent decay from having the time needed to do more consequential damage.

See Wager-Evans Dental If You Need A Filling

If you have a cavity, and need a dental filling, come to Wager-Evans Dental. Our team has the expertise and training needed to make sure you have the best possible experience. You can count on Dr. Evans to provide you with a secure, discreet filling, or – if necessary – to perform a more involved restorative treatment. Located in Reno, NV, our office proudly welcomes residents from South Meadows, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Sommersett, Arrow Creek, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation or your next dental appointment, you can fill out an online form, visit our office, or contact us today  by calling (775) 800-4845.