Dental fillings are a common treatment. Treat your dental cavities caused by decay and prevent further oral health problems.
Immediate treatment for dental cavities
A dental filling prevents your cavity from worsening. Proper follow-up care for your teeth and gums can also reduce your risk of other dental problems.
Dental fillings are recommended if your teeth are chipped, cracked, damaged, or decayed. Cavities are commonly treated with fillings along with other conditions that include:
Visible holes, spots, chips, or cracks on the surface of your tooth
Heat and cold sensitivity
Pain when biting down on the affected tooth
A consistent dull ache or pain in your tooth
Match your tooth color
Composite dental fillings are the most common. The materials used will match your natural tooth color.
Other materials for dental fillings include gold and silver. Metal fillings are often less costly but are more noticeable in your mouth.