Restorative Dental Fillings
Dental accidents can happen at any time, especially when you’re least expecting them. If an accident happens and it causes to crack or chip your tooth, it may seem like a minor accident. However if left untreated, it could pose some serious health issues in the future. Aside from the dental chips and cracks looking unappealing or unattractive, they can also pose a serious health risk if they are not treated immediately with dental fillings.
A dental crack can seem like an extremely small and minor issue. However, a dental crack is notorious for becoming larger and flowing its way underneath your gum line and causing extreme foundation issues. A dental crack can also pave the way for bacteria to enter the tooth and the pulp of the tooth causing decay and other issues. If this happens, the dentist will need to perform a root canal therapy procedure in order to try to save the tooth. However, if the infection is far beyond saving, the dentist will likely need to extract the tooth altogether. This issue can be repaired easily with a dental filling as it is a resin that is used in the dental industry to fill the gaps between chipped teeth and cracked teeth.
Dental fillings can also be used on the patients who had a root canal therapy procedures in the past where their dentists used a metal filling that does not look natural. Composite resin filling, or otherwise known as a tooth-colored filling, can be used to cover up the metal fillings in order to give the patient a more natural look. This additional layer can also help and preserve the natural tooth for a much longer period of time.