Teeth decay is a common problem. Decay might happen because of bad dental hygiene, consumption of food or drink with too much of sugar, or sometimes simply genetics. Early detection of decay and restoration is very important. Postponing these dental problems invariably results in bigger problems. Once decay reaches the root of the tooth, then unbearable toothache is imminent. At this stage, in most cases, you have only two options - extraction of tooth or root canal treatment and restoration. Decayed tooth can be restored with:
Most people prefer composite fillings, as it looks aesthetically better and does not have mercury content. Composite fillings are more expensive than amalgam fillings. If you are covered under a dental insurance plan, many insurance plans do not pay for composite filling on molars.