Boscobel Family Dental
Keith W Nance, DDS
Call: (608) 375-4549

Fillings and Restorations

Fillings/Restorations
A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. If you have a tooth that requires a filling, the dentist will first remove the decayed tooth material, clean the affected area, and then fill the cleaned out cavity with a filling material. A filling helps prevent further decay by closing off any cracks or spaces where bacteria can enter.

If decay or a fracture has damaged a large portion of the tooth, a crown (or ‘cap’) may be recommended. Decay that has reached the nerve may be treated through root canal therapy.

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