When do I need dental fillings?
Wilson, Greenville, Goldsboro, Rocky Mount, Raleigh & nearby areas
When you have cavities, dental fillings can help prevent further decay and protect your tooth structure. A checkup with your local Greenville, NC area, dentist is the best way to know if you have developed cavities and need dental fillings or porcelain inlays.
Even though you maintain a good dental hygiene routine, cavities can develop. Drinking sugary drinks or not brushing after meals can leave debris in your mouth that contributes to the development of tooth decay.
To treat cavities, our dentists use composite resin fillings or porcelain inlays instead of the outdated amalgam fillings that used to be the standard in dentistry practice. The advantages of these white-colored fillings are that they match your natural tooth color and require much less removal of your natural tooth structure for placement. The also do not expand and contract with temperature like amalgam fillings would, so they provide a more stable structure for your tooth and do not allow room for tooth decay to creep back in.