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How Your Dentist Restores Your Tooth With A Filling


dental filling is not used for major dental problems. If too much of your tooth is damaged, you will need a dental crown to offer the necessary support. If you are undergoing restorative dental work, the first step will be to remove all of the infected portion of your tooth, and clean the affected area, to fully stop the damage from continuing. If the work done involves removing too much of your tooth, a crown will be placed. However, if a problem like tooth decay is found in time, your dentist can protect your tooth after the cavity’s removal with a composite resin filling.

Why Use A Composite Resin Filling?

Why would your dentist trust composite resin to restore your tooth? One benefit is that its appearance is more natural, so there is not a notable physical change in the tooth’s appearance. This means you can walk away from treatment, and not worry that your smile has been altered. Composite resin also boasts the ability to bond directly to a tooth. That means an impressive degree of support.

Combining Good Oral Care And Regular Appointments To Avoid Cavities

Preventive dental appointments make it easier for a cavity to be discovered while it is still small. It is worth noting that these visits, along with good at-home care, can help you avoid tooth decay altogether. You should be seeing your dentist every six months for a checkup and a dental cleaning. In between those visits, you should be sure to brush and floss your teeth regularly, and limit your exposure to potentially harmful foods and drinks.

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