Common Patient Concerns Before Cavity Treatment

While you can be unhappy to learn that you need to have a cavity treated, you can find that letting the problem go unresolved can have serious consequences. Over time, decay will worsen and do more damage to your tooth structure. The problem can become even more serious when your tooth becomes infected, something that will happen if treatment does not take place in time. Patients at our Riverside, CA dentist’s office can make sure that your tooth is effectively restored with a dental filling or dental crown. When performing this work, we will make sure decay is fully removed and that the tooth receives necessary support so that you can remain confident in its health and appearance.

Do I Really Need To See My Dentist To Deal With A Cavity?

If you stay consistent with good oral hygiene and regular dental checkups, you can avoid problems with cavities. Unfortunately, a cavity that does form makes it necessary for you to see your dentist for treatment. Without professional care, the bacteria that have caused your cavity will continue to permanently damage your enamel. Eventually, the harm will expose you to an infection that makes root canal therapy necessary.

What Will It Take To Fully Restore The Health Of My Tooth?

The approach your dentist takes to caring for your tooth will depend on the state of the tooth. Patients who regularly see their dentist can have a problem with tooth decay caught before significant problems develop. That means the tooth can be restored with a lifelike filling before an infection develops. If the cavity is too large for a filling, a dental crown will be used. In addition to providing crowns that fully cover teeth, we also offer inlays and onlays – these partial crowns allow us to cover more damage than we can address with a filling without the need to place a full crown.

Will Cavity Treatment Change The Way I Look?

Porcelain and zirconia are used to make crowns that imitate healthy teeth. While both provide remarkable matches for your healthy enamel, zirconia offers cosmetic support while also providing more protection for you. Dental fillings made from composite material can also be counted on to match the appearance of your healthy tooth structure.

Schedule Cavity Treatment At Riverside Dental Group

Our Riverside, CA dentist’s office is ready to help patients who need treatment because of dental decay. By providing restorative dental work, we can make sure that your tooth is free from harm, and that you can reliably put pressure on it when you bite and chew. To reach our practice, or one of our other locations, please call us at the following:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.