Perhaps the most common of all dental procedures is a filling. A variety of factors can contribute to the decay of a tooth surface which results in what is often referred to as a tooth ache.
In order to restore a tooth with decay, we start by removing decay, and then use tooth-colored filling material in order to make the tooth whole again. This helps prevent further decay and allows the tooth to be chewed on without any pain.
Sometimes decay can progresses further than what a simple filling is capable of restoring. In those cases, the doctor may recommend a crown or cap in order to restore the tooth.