Fillings are a procedure used to replace the surface of a tooths structure that has decayed, as well as to repair broken, fractured, or severely worn teeth. Fillings are made from a variety of materials in order to resemble the look and feel of your natural tooth and will be nearly indistinguishable from the original tooth’s strength and appearance.
To prepare a tooth for a filling, the cavity will need to be prepared by removing any remaining decay and reshaping the cavity. The filling material will be used to fill that cavity, where it is then cured with a curing light. Last, the filling will be polished so that it feels like a natural tooth.
Fillings are long-lasting but do not last indefinetly, so it is important to visit the dentist regularly so they can check up on your fillings. If your filling develops a crack or wears down, they need to be repaired as soon as possible.