Restore Your Decayed Teeth
A cavity forms when plaque sticks to your teeth, resulting in the breakdown of your enamel – or outermost tooth layer. Once this soft spot gives way into the body of your tooth, bacteria gains easy entrance. Rather than waiting for your tooth to break or for bacteria to gain entry and infect your tooth, we suggest visiting us for a dental filling. This restorative treatment will allow you to regain your oral health, while protecting the structure of your tooth.
The goal during a dental filling is to remove your decayed tissue and restore the structural integrity of your tooth. To begin most procedures, including fillings, we will numb your tooth as well as the tissue surrounding your teeth for a comfortable visit. Your dentist will clean out the cavity, removing debris and decayed tissue. The next step of a filling is just like it sounds. We will use composite or amalgam to fill the opening in your tooth, which will set and then last for many years.
Neglecting tooth decay can lead to complications because the cavity will only continue to progress. You cannot reverse tooth decay, which means you may run into heightened tooth sensitivity, a tooth infection, or a shattered tooth. Allowing us to remove decay will stop the disease, repair the damage to your tooth, and allow your tooth to function to its full capacity.
For mild to moderate cavities, we typically suggest a dental filling. However, if you suffer from severe decay, we may suggest an inlay or onlay to restore significant tissue loss. Dental crowns offer improvement to teeth suffering from severe decay, which require full coverage and support to remain standing in your mouth.