If you’ve never had a cavity before, then lucky you! But approximately 92 percent of adults aged 20 to 64 have experienced a cavity, with 23 percent of those cavities untreated. Cavities happen to almost everyone as a result of some degree of dental hygiene neglect. Because they are so common, they are also quite easily fixed using a filling. At Bowman Dental we know how to quickly, easily, and comfortably remove decay from a tooth before it progresses to the point of needing a root canal. After the patient is in comfort from anesthetization, the procedure is usually very smooth.
Once the decay is removed, the tooth is sealed over with a material of your choosing. We offer metal fillings that appear either silver or gold, as well as tooth-colored fillings made of porcelain or composite material that bond with the tooth to give it a more natural look. Brushing and flossing can then be performed as normal to prevent further decay, as cavities are among the most preventable maladies there are.