A small filling today could stop a much larger problem later.
Dental fillings are used to repair worn or damaged teeth and treat tooth decay.
Fillings are commonly used to treat decay or repair worn or chipped teeth. They look and feel like real teeth, and can assume the same function as your natural teeth.
A hole in your tooth will not heal by itself. In fact, it will most likely deteriorate further into the dentine of the tooth and eventually the inner section of the tooth called pulp. Once bacteria reaches the pulp then root canal treatments and even lost teeth can result.
Cleaning your teeth regularly and having a healthy diet can help to prevent dental decay and avoid the need for fillings.
Regular dental check-ups will make sure any problems are identified and treated early.