The enamel of your teeth serves the important function of providing a barrier against tooth decay. However, you need to do your part by brushing and flossing at least twice a day and receiving preventive care from Village Dental.
When you neglect your oral health, tooth enamel starts to break down and you are at a much higher risk of needing a cavity filled to preserve your tooth. The reason for this is that improperly cared for teeth attract bacteria that attacks the enamel and creates small holes in your teeth. You will need the small holes filled with dental fillings in Hudson, OH before the decay destroys your tooth entirely.
What are dental fillings?
Our dentists can choose from among several types of material to fill the small hole in your tooth caused by decay. Composite and porcelain are among the most popular choices. Metal fillings tend to be the strongest, but patients are consistently choosing composite or porcelain fillings because they match the color of teeth most closely. Our dentists will discuss the strengths and drawbacks of each type of filling material before completing the procedure.
We use a special dental drill to apply the filling material to your tooth and then shine a curing light on it to allow the material to harden. Once your dentist is certain that the filling material has hardened, the final step is to trim any excess and polish your treated tooth.
Please contact Village Dental in Hudson or Orrville, Ohio to schedule an appointment if you feel concerned that you or your child could have tooth decay requiring treatment.