Is There Still Time For A Dental Filling?

When it comes to cavity treatment, your timing will matter. Those who wait too long to schedule treatment run the risk of letting the damage to their tooth worsen until more advanced care is needed. Is there still time to restore your tooth with a filling, or will you need a dental crown to provide the right support? At Sunny Smiles, we can make sure your oral health needs are fully addressed in either scenario. In both cases, we can provide restorations that actually imitate healthy tooth structure to preserve the way you look after a procedure.

A Cavity Will Continue To Worsen Until It Is Treated

Your daily routine protects you against the formation of cavities (as well as problems like gum disease). What you should be aware of is how a cavity will continue to form until professional treatment occurs. While daily care will remain important, it will not halt a cavity’s growth. Delaying treatment will lead to complications, as the decay can eventually become serious enough to cause an infection to develop. While a dental filling is the first line of defense available to patients who need to do something about dental decay, a larger cavity will call for more advanced services.

Receiving A Tooth-Colored Filling

A tooth-colored filling made from composite resin can actually bond to your enamel to provide remarkable support. After your cavity is carefully treated, your filling will provide the support needed to keep the surrounding structure safe from new problems. Treatment also helps by ensuring that your tooth is still strong enough to absorb bite pressure without problems. Your dentist can actually identify a cavity before it causes discomfort. At a regular dental exam, we can identify trouble that will call for care before providing the service and keeping you safe from possible complications.

Trusting A Crown To Protect Your Tooth After A Cavity Or Injury

For a larger cavity, we can provide a custom dental crown. A crown is a larger restoration that surrounds a tooth above your gum line. Because we use restorations made from different materials, we can respond effectively to different concerns such as how you will look after treatment and what kind of pressure your tooth absorbs when you bite and chew. Crowns are used to take care of patients when cavities are serious enough to require root canal therapy.

Count On Sunny Smiles To Restore Your Tooth!

Sunny Smiles is prepared to help patients who have concerns about dental decay that need to be addressed. Depending on the condition of your tooth, we can recommend different services to make sure it is properly restored. If you would like to find out more, contact your El Paso, TX, dentists by calling us at 915-849-9000.