If your tooth is feeling sensitive or you’re even experiencing pain, you could have a cavity! Unless the decay is extreme, a filling is usually all you’ll need to completely fix the problem. The process is simple and will typically only take one visit.

What are Fillings?

When you have a cavity, the decay needs to be removed from your teeth which will leave behind a hole. A filling is placed inside this hole that hardens to create a protective barrier. This will prevent the decay from spreading to other parts of the tooth.

The entire process will be fairly short depending on how long the cavity was left untreated. The longer they’re left alone, the more damage they can cause, so it’s best to get them taken care of right away. That’s why it’s important to come in at least twice per year for a checkup.

Benefits of Fillings

Coming in for a dental filling will get rid of that pain and discomfort you might be feeling and if it hasn’t started yet, it will prevent it from even appearing in the first place! Here are some other benefits you’ll notice when you come to see us:

  • Matches the color of your teeth
  • Durable and long-lasting
  • Protects the tooth
  • Stops spread of decay
  • No more pain and discomfort

What Causes Cavities?

Cavities are by far one of the most common oral issues people face and can be caused by multiple factors such as bacteria, sugary drinks and foods, and poor brushing. Keeping up with great oral hygiene is extremely important and will help prevent this problem from happening to you!

Need Fillings in Englewood?

If you’re looking for an experienced dentist and a friendly staff who will make you feel like a part of the family, Diorio DDS is the place to be! Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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