Identifying and addressing cavities early can prevent the need for more complex and costly dental procedures.
If cavities are found before there has been significant decay, the tooth can be restored with a filling. Once a tooth has a cavity, the decay will continue to spread unless the decayed area is removed and the tooth is properly restored. Leaving cavities untreated can lead to the need for more significant restorative procedures such as crowns, bridges, root canals, or dental implants.
Tooth Colored Fillings
Tooth-colored fillings or composite restorations have many advantages beyond their excellent esthetics. These fillings are actually bonded to the inside of the tooth, making them much stronger and less likely to be sensitive or to discolor.
As a result composite restorations should provide many years of service in a healthy and well maintained mouth.