A dental filling is a conservative procedure to remove a cavity in your tooth. The cavity will be removed and then sealed off with a filling. Dental fillings prevent a cavity from spreading in your tooth. At Lowell Tooth Docs, we offer composite resin fillings as a natural-looking and durable option to maintain the health of your teeth, as well as the esthetics. Composite resin is made of silica and a light-cured resin, and it can be matched to the color of your tooth.
You may need a filling even if your tooth isn’t experiencing pain, in fact, many cavities don’t cause pain until they are quite large. This is why it’s important to see your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings to catch the cavities before you’re in pain. If you have any questions about where a cavity is located or how it was detected while looking at the xrays, Drs. Ramos and Ratté will be happy to show you and explain to you what looks concerning.