Dental Fillings, resin-based, are how contemporary dentists can treat cavities. If there is a cavity in your tooth or you have multiple cavities it is much better to take care of them sooner rather than later. Dental cavities are mainly caused by bacteria present in the oral cavity, unhealthy diet, poor oral hygiene and are very common for people of all ages. Your mouth provides a perfect environment for bacteria whose secretions are acidic enough to wear down on tooth enamel. Over time, the acid eat all the way through your tooth’s enamel into dentin and pulp. If you are worried that you may have cavities please call and make and appointment with Dr. Galan and Park Hill Dental.
Over time, fillings can crack or show signs of wear. How long fillings last can vary based on the material used and your dental health, and your dental history. If you grind your teeth or clench your jaw then your fillings may not last as long. Living with a damaged filling can cause more serious dental issues if left untreated.
Have existing fillings that cause you concern? Park Hill Dental can access an old filling and determine if it needs to be redone.