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Why do I need a dental filling?

If we diagnose you with tooth decay, your dentist provides a dental filling to treat the issue. Additionally, we rely on tooth-colored fillings near Johnston for a beautiful result—no metal or silver!

close up of tooth getting dental fillingTooth decay is not always obvious—you won’t typically see a cavity when smiling into a mirror. This is one of the reasons regular dental visits are so important.

According to the American Dental Association and your Johnston area dentist, you should have checkups and teeth cleanings every six months.

However, if you do notice a cavity, it may look like a spot or tiny hole in your tooth, and it can change color over time.

Dental Fillings in Urbandale

If you do have a cavity, it’s essential to treat it before it spreads, causing a toothache or the need for a root canal. Untreated tooth decay can even cause tooth loss.

A dental filling means your dentist clears the decay from your tooth under general anesthesia. Then we close it with a tooth-colored filling to prevent further decay or bacteria from entering your tooth.

Is It Time for Your Teeth Cleaning and Dental Checkup?

A member of our team is happy to schedule your next checkup and teeth cleaning. And if you notice signs of a dental cavity, give us a call today.

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