Dental Cavities

September 7, 2017  |  by James Sampson  |  News

Dental Cavities fillings

Your dental insurance may also dictate what kind of Dental Cavities fillings you can get.  Teeth fillings are made out of either white composite or metal.  Metal fillings are a popular choice because they take less time to put in.  Metal fillings are also less expensive than composite fillings.

Your dentist will remove the tooth decay from your mouth as necessary. Depending on how much damage the cavity has caused, the dentist will then fill the tooth or create a crown.

Dental Cavities

Can Decay Recur With A Filling?

Teeth with cavities between them, even with decay removal and fillings, have a better chance of cavity recurrence than teeth with cavities on exposed surfaces. When decay comes back, the dentist will need to replace the filling to take care of the new decay and re-fill the tooth.

Trauma and Other Issues Also Require Fillings and Crowns

If trauma has happened to the tooth to cause a crack, a filling is necessary as well.  Dentists often opt for crowns on both front and back teeth instead of fillings in these instances, as the crown can provide more complete correction to the damaged or misshapen tooth than a filling could.

 

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