A filling is a material that Dr. Caldwell uses to fill a cavity after she removes any tooth decay.

To fill a tooth, Dr. Caldwell will:

Fillings can be made from many types of material. Talk to Dr. Caldwell about which type would be best for you.

Why it's done

You need a filling when tooth decay has caused a hole (cavity) to form on a tooth surface. If you don't get a filling, the cavity will get worse and lead to more severe problems, such as bone loss.

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