What do you do when you have a damaged tooth? Depending on the severity of the damage, there may still be hope for the affected tooth, so you will not need to have it extracted. A dental filling is used to restore the normal function and even the healthy appearance of a damaged tooth due to tooth decay. Your dentist will determine if you are a candidate for a dental filling treatment to save the affected tooth from being lost altogether.
What happens when you go for a dental filling treatment? After determining that this is the right course of treatment to take, the damaged or decayed part of the tooth will need to be removed first. This is to ensure that the decay or infection will not spread further. The tooth will also be thoroughly cleaned to prepare for the placement of the dental filling material.
Latest technology now makes it possible for the dental filling to exactly match the colour of the rest of the teeth, a far cry from the dark amalgam fillings that were once used to restore damaged teeth. With CEREC technology, the restoration can be made chairside while you wait. You do not have to wait for a long time as the dental filling is made in a separate laboratory. The white fillings can be attached to your tooth without the long wait, so you can enjoy the full use of your teeth once more.