Cavities are caused from the eating away of a tooth's enamel. Once through the enamel, the cavity will work its way down into the interior portion of your tooth. This is generally when it becomes painful and noticeable. To restore a decayed tooth, our family dental office offers dental fillings. Our family dentist uses a natural-looking composite bonding material to fill cavities of patients at our Gainesville and Lilburn dental offices. The composite bonding material fills the cavity of the tooth and also helps to strengthen it. The lifespan of these particular dental fillings depends on their location in your mouth and the size of the cavity being filled.
You might be wondering how you'll know if you have dental cavities in need of fillings. The general warning signs of cavities include: sensitivity to hot or cold foods/beverages, sharp pains in the tooth or in the gum area, noticeable black spots on the tooth, and pain when eating on the tooth. If you notice any of these problems, you need to get in touch with us immediately before the cavity gets even worse.
A lot of people are worried that getting a dental filling will hurt. Fortunately, will all of the advancements in the dental industry, having a dental filling doesn't hurt at all! Most patients only feel pain when receiving local anesthesia via an injection.
Please contact us for more information about how our family dentists can assist you with your cavities. For more information about our fillings, please watch the video listed below.