Dental fillings are needed after discovery and treatment of cavities. Fillings cover and protect the weakened sections of the tooth. Preventing bacteria and plaque from causing serious infections. Furthermore, fillings provide additional strength to the tooth. Reducing the chance of chipping or cracking that can occur to teeth after even very minor cavities.
Having fillings installed typically only takes around 20 minutes or up to an hour for the most complex procedures. Fillings are a painless procedure where the cavities are filled a composite made up of plastic and glass and then hardened using ultraviolet light.