When you brush and floss thoroughly, consistently schedule dental checkups, and make a point of limiting sugar, you can keep your risk for cavities low, and avoid restorative dental work. Unfortunately, many people – even those who take care to prevent cavities – can find that they need treatment for decay at least once in their life. If a cavity forms in a conspicuous area, will you need to worry about your smile changing? Our dental practice has experience treating cavities while preserving the look of patients’ smiles. One way we do this is by using composite resin dental fillings. These fillings closely match the look and color of healthy tooth enamel, so they go undetected even when they are in a prominent space.
Why We Use Composite Resin Material For Our Fillings
Why is composite resin the material chosen for our dental fillings? Amalgam metal material has often been trusted to craft fillings for individuals who needed treatment for a cavity. While metal is durable enough to provide lasting protection, it was a poor visual match. Composite resin can be tinted to match the color of your enamel, so it can blend in without being noticed. This substance has another benefit – it can actually bond with your enamel after being placed, which can provide a remarkable level of support.
Arranging Treatment For Your Cavity
During a routine dental checkup, your dentist will closely look you over for any signs of dental decay. Sometimes, patients will be surprised to learn that they have a cavity, as they are not experiencing any signs of discomfort. Even if you are not bothered by a cavity, you should have it restored as soon as possible, as it will only continue growing if you go without care. Once the area where the cavity formed is removed, the space left behind by treatment can be carefully addressed with a filling. Fillings are a conservative solution for poor dental health, as they will not affect the healthy enamel surrounding the space where the cavity formed.
Other Appearance-Friendly Restorative Procedures Available To Patients
It is not always possible to treat dental decay with dental fillings. At a certain point, a cavity will grow large enough to do more damage than a filling can address. In these circumstances, we can make plans to restore your smile with a dental crown. For teeth that are important to your smile, we can use dental crowns that are made to imitate healthy enamel.
Talk To Your El Paso, TX Dentist About Receiving A Lifelike Dental Filling
Sunny Smiles is prepared to help you recover from decay with the placement of a lifelike dental filling! To learn more about how we can care for you if you have a cavity, contact our El Paso, TX, dentist’s office on N. Zaragoza Road by calling 915-849-9000.