How Dental Fillings Work
The most commonly performed tooth restorations are dental fillings. Most often, your dentist will recommend a filling when decay is affecting the health of one of your teeth. When bacteria in your mouth weaken your tooth enamel, they can continue to cause damage to the tooth, resulting in a cavity. Dentists remove the decayed area and seal the space with a dental filling.
Fillings can be made from a variety of materials. The ones most commonly used are mercury amalgam and composite resin. No matter the type, these dental restorations serve the purpose of supporting a tooth and helping to protect it from further decay. Fillings occupy the area of missing tooth structure so the tooth can continue to function normally.
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