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Why You Might Need a Dental Filling

December 9, 2015
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Why You Need a Filling

So, your dentist told you that you need a filling. Many patients often ask us what the reason for needing a filling. The most common reason for getting a filling is having a cavity but there are a lot of other reasons, too.



The most common need for a filling is due to cavities. The longer the tooth decay is left, the harder and more expensive it is to fix so it is important to get a filling when your dentist recommends to.


Sensitive Teeth

Everyone experiences tooth sensitivity at some point in their lives. If you experience extreme symptoms of sensitive teeth for a long time, a filling may need to be applied, to cover over the sensitive areas.


Tooth Fracture

Tooth fractures can range from minor chipping to severe fractures of the tooth and/or root. To restore the shape of the tooth, dentists will often using fillings.


Dental Erosion

Dental erosion is an irreversible damage to the teeth caused from chemicals. Dentists will sometimes repair tooth enamel loss with white filling materials.