Dental Fillings

Modern Fillings for Customized Cavity Treatment

Tooth decay is the most common dental issue faced by patients of all ages, and fortunately, treating it is often a simple and conservative process. The cause behind cavity development, tooth decay, begins with the erosion of a tooth’s protective outer layer of enamel. Next, harmful oral bacteria infect the tooth structure, causing a hole as they spread through it. After your dentist has thoroughly cleaned the cavity, a dental filling is designed to restore the tooth structure eroded by bacteria. In many cases, we may recommend tooth-colored dental fillings that simultaneously treat cavities as well as restore the healthy, natural appearance of your teeth.

The Benefits of Resin Fillings

While some dental fillings are still crafted from metal out of necessity, more and more patients are able to enjoy the many benefits that tooth-colored fillings have to offer. For instance, the composite resin used to create them can be custom tinted to match the unique color and shade of any tooth, which gives the filling a highly cosmetic appeal. In addition to appearance, however, tooth-colored resin also offers the benefit of adhering more securely to your tooth structure within the cavity. This means a tooth-colored filling offers significant protection against the oral bacteria that could re-infect the exposed tooth structure, which reduces your risks of needing root canal treatment in the future.

Treat Cavities Better with Tooth-Colored Fillings

Most patients can treat their cavities effectively and discreetly with a more lifelike and biocompatible tooth-colored filling. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Hillsview Dental in Rapid City, SD, today at 605-342-6652.