What are fillings and why am I being told I need one?
- A filling fixes a hole, or cavity, in the tooth.
- Cavities are caused by tooth decay and if the decay is not treated, it can cause pain, infection, and even tooth loss.
What are fillings made of?
- Various materials can be used to restore teeth including metals or resins.
- Our office uses resin, or white fillings, which patients find a more esthetic result.