are performed to remove decay and restore the affected tooth structure to its normal shape and function. It is called a filling, because new material fills the hole that decay has created. If you have a tooth that requires a filling, Sterling Smiles Dental
will remove the decayed tooth material, clean the affected area, and refill the cleaned cavity with a filing material. Material used can be bonded tooth colored composite resin or amalgam. If caught early enough, cavities can be treated easily and painlessly. If not treated, however, decay can lead to tooth pain and/or infection, and the tooth could need root canal treatment or extraction.