Restorative dental work is necessary when cavities form. The unfortunate reality is that there is not something you can do on your own to stop decay from worsening once a cavity has developed. To prevent further harm, your dentist will directly deal with the infection, remove harmful bacteria and damaged tissues, and ensure that the tooth has protection. Many patients will receive dental fillings for their cavity problems. Dental fillings are able to conservatively address cavity damage by “filling” in the space where decay has formed. At Sunny Smiles, we use fillings that imitate the color of surrounding enamel. Because of this, we can restore your tooth without changing the way that you look when you smile!
Can A Filling Really Imitate Your Tooth Structure?
The resin substance we use to make dental fillings has two appealing qualities. One is the ability to bond directly to your tooth structure and provide a secure and stable hold. The other is the ability to match the color and texture of a tooth so that it does not draw unwanted attention. Even if you develop a cavity in a conspicuous area, your dentist can treat it without negatively impacting the way you look when you smile and speak.
Arranging Your Cavity Treatment
A thorough review of your tooth will take place when you need cavity treatment. The initial evaluation will tell your dentist if you need a dental filling, or if you might need more involved treatment, like root canal therapy and the placement of a dental crown. If you qualify for treatment with a filling, the cavity will be carefully cleaned and infected tissues will be removed so that we can place a filling that closes off the damage and preserves the appearance of your healthy enamel. A filling can be placed in as little as one visit, which means you can recover and more on in less time than you expect!
Regular Checkups Help You Stay Safe From Future Cavities
Even with access to discreet, dependable fillings available, you should be concerned about the formation of cavities. After all, once they develop they do permanent damage to your tooth structure! At every routine dental visit, your dentist will check your teeth for signs of decay that should be addressed. In addition to doing this, our practice provides thorough teeth cleanings that remove plaque and tartar so that your risk for future cavities lowers.
Talk To Sunny Smiles To Receive A Tooth-Colored Dental Filling
Sunny Smiles is prepared to help patients with cavity issues by providing durable, tooth-colored fillings. These restorations manage to protect a tooth in the long term and also preserve their appearance. To find out more, or to discuss any other services available from our office, you can reach our dental practice on Dyer St in El Paso, TX by calling 915-859-7000.