How a Dental Filling Helps Improve Your Oral Heatlh
Dental fillings are a basic restorative treatments most dentists offer because they are a time-tested solution for damaged teeth. In fact, about 100 years ago researchers in Slovenia found an ancient tooth filled with beeswax that dates back to 6,500 AD!
Today, dentists use either a silver amalgam filling or a tooth-colored composite material. While amalgam fillings have their uses, composites tend to be more popular because they look natural and won’t leave a dark spot in your smile.
What Happens to an Untreated Damaged Tooth
Having a filling placed is a straightforward procedure with significant benefits. Your dentist removes the decayed or damaged portion, adds filling material to the tooth, and shapes ...