Are your teeth causing you pain? If so, it is possible that you might have decay in your mouth that is causing you discomfort and affecting your overall oral health. To help get your dental health back on the right track, a tooth filling may be required. This treatment is fast and easy and works to seal the tooth, protecting it from further damage.
What Is A Tooth Filling?
Tooth fillings are made out of a composite material that blends in naturally with the color of the tooth. A filling is a common and effective way to save a tooth from the need of extraction and help preserve it for many more years. If the decay in a tooth is severe and it has spread to the pulp of the tooth, then a root canal may be necessary. If this is the case, oftentimes a crown will be needed to preserve the tooth rather than a filling.
The same composite material that is used to make tooth fillings can also be used for tooth bonding. If you have a cracked, chipped or misshapen tooth, tooth bonding is used to restore the appearance of the tooth. Tooth bonding can also be used to fill a gap in your smile.
If you have more questions about tooth fillings and bondings and live in the Bethesda, MD area, call our office today to schedule a consultation! Whether you need a checkup or a second opinion, we’d be happy to help. At Bethesda Dental Associates, we do everything we can to preserve your teeth and avoid extractions. We will examine your teeth, check for signs of decay and give you our best diagnosis. Call us today for more information and to schedule a visit! We look forward to giving you the care that you need!