Restoring Cavities with Tooth-Colored Fillings
Tooth decay is a bacterial infection that eats away at the tooth, creating a hollow crater that’s commonly referred to as a cavity. The best way to prevent tooth decay is to brush and floss daily, visit Dr. Semaan for regular checkups, and avoid foods that are high in sugar, particularly between meals.
When the damage is not too extensive, Dr. Semaan will use a tooth-colored filling to restore a tooth damaged by decay. But if the infection is allowed to persist until the tooth is severely damaged, then a more extensive procedure such as a porcelain crown may be necessary to save the tooth.
After Dr. Semaan removes all the decayed matter from an infected tooth, she replaces it with a filling. This restores the tooth to its regular size and shape and keeps it strong. It also helps prevent further decay.