Will A Dental Filling Change The Way I Bite And Chew?

Because a cavity does permanent damage to your tooth structure, you may worry that you will need to change how you bite and chew. The good news is that with your custom dental restoration, you can trust that you can still count on your tooth for functional support. At Sunny Smiles, we are prepared to address dental decay without changing your smile or bite. With our tooth-colored fillings, we can protect a tooth after we remove decay while minimizing changes to its structure and appearance. You can leave your appointment feeling confident in the way you look. You can also remain confident in your ability to bite, chew, and speak.

The Importance Of Maintaining Your Natural Dental Function

If you cannot maintain a natural bite motion, your compromised dental function can lead to difficulties with poor joint alignment and uneven movement. These changes lead to painful problems with TMJ disorder. People who suffer from this problem can have stiff or painful jaw movements, and experience more headaches. They also become vulnerable to teeth grinding. Changing your bite function can also put more pressure on certain teeth, making them more vulnerable to harm.

You should be confident after cavity treatment that your tooth is safe from harm. That means more than just being safe from more issues with decay, as you should still feel confident you can bite and chew like normal. While our dental fillings are popular for their lifelike appearance, they are strong enough to provide bite support.

You Can Trust A Tooth-Colored Filling To Support Your Bite

We provide composite resin fillings that bond to your tooth structure and cover damage from dental decay. A filling, once placed, will remain secure so that bacteria cannot gather in the opening left by a cavity, and so that you can confidently bite and chew. We can place these fillings in just one visit, and they can provide protection for many years. At regular dental exams, your dentist can check on restorations to make sure they are still in good condition.

What If My Tooth Needs More Support Than A Filling Can Provide?

If you need more support than a filling can offer, we can plan restorative dental work around placing a dental crown on the tooth. A crown provides total coverage above the gum line. We offer crowns made from several materials, including porcelain and zirconia. These materials imitate the appearance of enamel, making them effective at treating front teeth. We need to use dental crowns when cavities make root canal therapy necessary.

Talk To Sunny Smiles About Receiving A Tooth-Colored Dental Filling

Our practice is ready to help people in and around the El Paso, TX community deal with problems like dental decay. To learn how Sunny Smiles can restore your tooth with a lifelike dental filling, call our dentists’ office on N Zaragoza Rd in El Paso, TX at 915-849-9000.