A cavity results from bacteria in your mouth that produce acids and attack your teeth. Over time, the acid can dissolve the enamel of your teeth. This causes a hole called a cavity. And without treatment, the cavity can lead to other oral and health problems.
A filling is used to repair minimal tooth decay, tooth fractures, and other damaged surfaces of the tooth. A filling restores the functional shape and size of a damaged tooth and also helps prevent further decay.
- Helps prevent further damage to your natural tooth
- Restores the functional shape and size of a damaged tooth