Fillings are often used to restore a tooth after a cavity has been removed, typically in cases where the cavity has only affected your enamel. If you need a cavity treatment, you should know that a composite resin filling can help maintain how your tooth looked before your cavity. It can also bond directly to your tooth, so that there are no gaps or spaces for bacteria to invade. A popular restorative treatment, a filling is an effective, cosmetically pleasing means of bringing your tooth back to full health.
Composite Fillings Look More Natural Than Metal Fillings
Composite resin can be made to match the color of your tooth, so that it does not stand out. It has a look that is similar to your enamel. While a filling made with metal can draw unwanted attention, a composite filling looks more like a natural tooth.
Composite Fillings Can Bond Directly With Your Tooth
Resin can bond directly with your enamel, for a tight restoration. This means that the material will be less likely to leave space for bacteria to enter, which means a lower risk of more cavity troubles.
An Advanced Cavity Is Harder To Restore With A Filling
If too much of your tooth has to be removed because of decay, there may not be enough structure left to be sustained with a filling. In these cases, your tooth would need to be covered by a dental crown. A crown can be made from one of a number of materials. Porcelain and porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns can have a pleasing look that does not undermine the attractiveness of your smile.