How Does A Filling Imitate Healthy Enamel?

Is there something that your dentist can do to restore your tooth without changing the way you look? Cavity treatment is important, because without the appropriate care your issue with decay will continue to worsen. Eventually, the problem can become so serious that advanced care has to take place to fully treat you. However, if you schedule restorative treatment in time, your dentist can make sure your tooth is protected after placing a filling that imitates your surrounding enamel. Sunny Smiles can provide a filling that preserves your appearance and restores your oral health. Our practice can also provide routine appointments where we check for early warning signs of trouble and provide support to help you avoid future problems.

The Right Cavity Treatment Can Restore Your Tooth Without Changing Your Smile

A cavity treatment is not complete until your tooth is supported by a dental filling or dental crown. Fillings are the more conservative option for protecting a tooth. These restorations only cover the portion of your tooth where decay damaged your enamel. Once in place, a filling made with composite resin can bond directly to the surrounding structure and provide protection against structural damage and infection. This substance is able to do more than just provide functional value – the material can also imitate healthy enamel to preserve your smile!

Receiving A Lifelike Dental Filling

After your cavity is removed, your dentist will apply your composite resin filling to the area where damaged occurred. Unlike a crown, which completely covers the tooth structure, a filling will only take up the limited space where decay affected you. The resin substance we provide will harden after being applied, leading to remarkably strong support. Because the substance adheres directly to your enamel, you will not have to worry about space opening up between the restoration and tooth.

What Else Can Your Dentist Do To Restore Your Oral Health?

Dental crowns are used when teeth need more than just a filling’s support. A crown completely envelops a tooth to provide more support. This is needed when you have a severe cavity, or when a physical injury is too severe for cosmetic treatment. Just as we are able to restore a tooth with a filling that imitates healthy enamel, we can preserve your smile with your permanent crown.

Schedule Cavity Treatment At Sunny Smiles!

Ideally, your daily efforts and regular dental exams will keep you cavity-free. However, if you do experience a problem with decay, Sunny Smiles is ready to address the problem without changing your appearance! We provide services that address decay and other oral health issues, and we also provide cosmetic services that focus on changing your smile for the better. To learn more about us, please contact your El Paso, TX, dentists’ office on N Zaragoza Rd by calling 915-849-9000.