A dental filling is needed when a cavity has developed inside of a tooth as a result of decay. When a cavity occurs, the dentist can restore the tooth by cleaning out all signs of rot and loading the tooth with a filling. There are several signs you may need this procedure, including a headache, mouth pain, and tooth sensitivity. It is important to see a dentist promptly if you develop any of these signs, and Dr. Curt Posey's office in Fresno, CA, is the perfect destination to receive this help

Types of Fillings

Dental fillings can be made from many different types of materials. Fillings made from metal are among the strongest and most durable. Several other types of fillings are also available. Though they are not quite as strong or as long-lasting as metal, tooth-colored fillings are less conspicuous and readily blend in with your natural teeth. The different types of dental fillings include:

  • Composite
  • Porcelain
  • Glass ionomer

Signs of a Cavity

The primary reason for needing a dental filling is the presence of a cavity inside the tooth. There are several indications of the presence of a cavity, and if you observe any of these signs, see your Fresno, CA, dentist for treatment as soon as possible. Some signs of a cavity include:

  • Persistent toothache
  • Pain when biting into food
  • Sensitivity to sweets
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold items
  • Visible hole in a tooth
  • Changes in a tooth’s color

Filling Cavities

In the event there is a cavity, signs of decay will be removed, and the tooth’s interior will be thoroughly cleaned. This helps prevent infection and decay from spreading to other areas. The tooth will then be sealed with a dental filling. Once filled, the tooth will be strengthened and restored, and normal chewing functions can resume.

If you are concerned about cavities, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Posey's Fresno practice today at (559) 227-6755. We await your call and can't wait to help provide you with a healthier smile!

Fresno, CA Dentist
Curt P. Posey, DDS, INC.
7078 N. Maple Ave. Ste #105
Fresno, CA 93720
(559) 227-6755
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