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What happens when you get a cavity filled?

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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: Good

The decay on the tooth is removed and the tooth is rebuilt to function fully again.

In brief: Good

The decay on the tooth is removed and the tooth is rebuilt to function fully again.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Health restored

A cavity is a rotted section of the tooth that will only increase in size if left untreated.
Your dentist will remove the diseased part of the tooth and restore it will a filling to stop this process and restore the tooth to health.

In brief: Health restored

A cavity is a rotted section of the tooth that will only increase in size if left untreated.
Your dentist will remove the diseased part of the tooth and restore it will a filling to stop this process and restore the tooth to health.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hole is filled

Basically, a cavity is a hole in a tooth caused by dental caries or tooth fracture.
The dentist will remove(drill) the rotten tooth structure, provide some retention , attach a form to shape, then place a filling material(amalgam, resin, ceramic, or gold) to rebuild the tooth back to original shape. If cavity is very large, then the dentist may advise a crown to cover the tooth.

In brief: Hole is filled

Basically, a cavity is a hole in a tooth caused by dental caries or tooth fracture.
The dentist will remove(drill) the rotten tooth structure, provide some retention , attach a form to shape, then place a filling material(amalgam, resin, ceramic, or gold) to rebuild the tooth back to original shape. If cavity is very large, then the dentist may advise a crown to cover the tooth.
Dr. Thomas Yash
Dr. Thomas Yash
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Dr. George Ayoub
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Nothing

When you get a cavity filled , you get back to normal chewing activities.

In brief: Nothing

When you get a cavity filled , you get back to normal chewing activities.
Dr. George Ayoub
Dr. George Ayoub
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