Ask our dentists at Ferris Lane Dental about fillings. A composite filling is similar in colour to your teeth and blends in naturally.
Why do I need to have a filling?
When tooth decay has caused a hole to form on your tooth surface, also known as a cavity, you will need a filling.
If you don't get a filling, cavities may worsen or lead to more severe problems, such as bone loss.
An untreated cavity can also lead to an abscess. You might also need a filling if a tooth has cracked or has been damaged.
A composite filling is appropriate when the cavity is small and the area is not exposed to a lot of force in the mouth. If the cavity to be filled is large or if it is on a molar and you grind your teeth, a composite filling may not be your best option. Our dentists will recommend what filling is best for your smile.