What Are Dental Fillings?
A dental filling is necessary to replace an area that has decayed on one or more of your teeth. Cavities are one of the most common dental problems, affecting the majority of patients coming to see us at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, if left untreated, the decay can get to the point that the tooth requires either a root canal or extraction. Before it gets to this point, we can remove the decay and place a filling into the tooth.
Contact our Virginia dentists to schedule an appointment if you’re dealing with tooth pain. We have dental offices in four locations for your convenience: Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Hampton Kecoughtan, and Hampton Coliseum.
Why Would Dental Fillings be Needed?
The most common reason for requiring a filling is because you have a cavity. Cavities can form for a variety of reasons. Some people develop cavities because of poor oral hygiene and eating habits, while others are simply more prone to tooth decay. Regardless of how cavities are formed, a filling is needed to prevent the decay from getting worse, further compromising the tooth.