If a tooth has developed a cavity and decay has commenced, fillings are required. If decay is allowed to progress, it might result in more serious complications, such as bone loss. Filling cavities can prevent the need for crowns, root canal therapy, or tooth extraction in the future.
A tooth-colored fillings and crowns (also called a porcelain crown) are made from a tooth-mimicking material called composite resin. It can be used to restore a tooth that is weakened by decay or broken down. The main advantage of a composite filling is its aesthetic appeal; the dentist or dental assistant chooses a shade (color) in order to provide you with a customized filling that matches the color of your natural teeth. Composite fillings are bonded to the tooth to better support the structure of the tooth and prevent decay and breaking.