Signs You May Need a Filling
By Cary Dentists | Implant and General Dentistry
July 19, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Filling  

A dental filling can save your smile by keeping a small dental issue from growing into a large, expensive dental problem. Today’s filling materials are meant to last, restoring your biting function and protecting your teeth for years to come. Tooth-colored fillings are also beautiful and able to seamlessly blend in with your smile.

The dentists here at Cary Implant and General Dentistry offer fillings to help strengthen and enhance your smile. They proudly serve the Cary and Raleigh, NC, areas and they can help you too.

More about fillings

So, how do you know if you need a filling? Well, there are several obvious signs you should pay attention to, including:

  • A noticeable hole or crack in your tooth surface
  • A black or brown stain on a tooth that can’t be brushed off
  • An existing filling which is beginning to crumble around the edges
  • A filling that is obviously broken, cracked, or chipped

If you have tooth pain, it can also be a symptom that you need a filling. You need to pay attention to any tooth pain that continues and gets worse. You should also seek out help from your dentist if you experience throbbing, aching, or sharp pain when you consume hot, cold, or sugary foods/beverages.

Sometimes a simple filling is all you need, but only your dentist will know for sure. This is why it’s so important to go in for regular dental exams and allow your dentist to take care of any dental issue while they are still easily treatable. You should also seek out your dentist at the first sign of tooth pain, for early treatment can mean a better outcome for you.

During treatment, many people choose tooth-colored fillings, which are made of composite resin. This material is a unique liquid that can be matched to the color of your teeth, giving you a virtually invisible filling. However, you can also choose conventional metal fillings. Your dentist can help you decide on the best choice for you.

Give us a call

If you think you need a filling, don’t wait! Find out more about how dental fillings can save your smile by calling the dentists at Cary Implant and General Dentistry in Cary and Raleigh, NC. Dial (919) 481-0330 now, and help your smile!