When a cavity occurs the soft tooth structure must be removed and filled with a filling to avoid further decay. If there is enough tooth structure, fillings can last many many years.
Depending on the location and depth of a cavity, fillings can restore a tooth to its functional form. Small cosmetic defects can also be fixed with fillings, for example by adding length or width to a tooth or changing its outward color.
If you are looking for information on this topic, please do not hesitate to contact us to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Adam Lazar at Park Lake Dental's downtown Orlando location.