Treating A Cavity With A Lifelike Filling

Until your cavity is treated, your tooth’s health can grow worse as decay spreads. In time, the problem can worsen, which can make the care you require more involved. Sunny Smiles can identify the early signs of dental decay when you go in for a routine appointment. To protect your tooth after a procedure to remove the cavity, your dentist can provide a lifelike dental filling. Your restoration will provide permanent protection without affecting the way you look. Before moving forward with a specific procedure, your dentist will carefully evaluate you to confirm that this is the right treatment approach. In case your cavity is more serious, we can recommend a procedure to make sure your tooth is fully restored.

What A Filling Does To Support Your Tooth After Cavity Treatment

A dental filling is a conservative treatment that can keep your tooth safe after a cavity. A dental restoration serves several purposes. Through its placement, we can keep your tooth safe against another infection, and against physical damage. We can use a biocompatible resin material to protect the tooth and maintain its appearance. This can be reassuring when you need work done on a tooth that is more visible when you smile and speak!

Receiving A Lifelike Dental Filling

Once the damaged portion of your tooth is removed, your dentist will place a filling to cover it and seal the area. The material we use to provide treatment can bond to your enamel directly, providing protection and stability. While metal fillings provide protection, they can stand out in your smile, and they are more reactive against heat and cold, leading to changes in size. Because the resin substance we use bonds to your tooth, it can prevent the opening of space between the restoration and enamel that can allow bacteria to gather.

Other Treatments We Can Offer To Address A Cavity

It may be necessary to do more than just provide a filling for your cavity. When decay is advanced enough to cause an infection, we can treat you by performing root canal therapy, which removes bacteria and damaged tissues within the pulp. After this work is done, you will receive a dental crown that covers the tooth to protect it.

Sunny Smiles Can Restore Your Tooth With A Lifelike Filling!

While your goal should be to protect yourself against cavities. If you do experience a problem with decay, our practice can help! We can provide a dental filling that imitates healthy enamel to provide protection as well as cosmetic support. To learn more about this and other procedures we provide to address oral health issues, you can contact Sunny Smiles at our Dyer St location in El Paso, TX by calling 915-859-7000.