What Are Restorative Fillings?
Tooth decay is the primary cause of toothache. The infection in the tooth that results from the decay causes pain and sensitivity. The tooth becomes painful and difficult to chew. If left untreated, tooth decay can lead to further damage of the tooth and eventually tooth loss.
In a perfect world, teeth wouldn’t decay, and in a perfect world, there wouldn’t be any need for restorative fillings. However, we live in the real world and not everyone can avoid decay and toothaches. Restorative fillings are tooth-colored fillings that are used to fill small holes or cracks in teeth that are the result of decay, tooth fractures, or other damage to the tooth.