Do I Really Need a Filling?
Fillings are one of the most common dental procedures—and one of the most important. By removing a cavity and restoring your tooth surface loss with a composite material, we are saving that tooth, its root, and its nerves. If you forgo a filling, the cavity may grow so deep that or a root canal, crown, or tooth extraction is required.
When filling a tooth, a dentist typically removes decayed matter by using a drill, then shapes the space and fills it with a replacement material. Though fillings are most commonly used to treat cavities, they may also help save teeth that are cracked or broken, or are damaged by teeth grinding, nail biting and/or using your teeth as tools (to open a bottle, for example).