Identifying and addressing cavities early can prevent the need for more complex and costly dental procedures.
If cavities are found before there has been significant decay, the tooth can be restored with a filling.
Once a tooth has a cavity, the decay will continue to spread unless the decayed area is removed and the tooth is properly restored. Leaving cavities untreated can lead to the need for more significant restorative procedures such as crowns, bridges, root canals, or dental implants.
Tooth Colored Fillings
At our office, we use tooth-colored fillings to preserve teeth that are in the early stages of decay. Made of a composite resin material, tooth-colored fillings come in a variety of shades from which the appropriate color can be selected to match your tooth and maintain your smile’s appearance. These fillings will reinforce the structural integrity of your tooth and help insulate it against extreme changes in temperature, allowing you to enjoy your favorite foods and beverages without discomfort.
Tooth-colored fillings have been proven to last as long as conventional fillings and can even be used to replace them to provide more natural looking smiles. If you would like to learn more about how these modern restorations can help maintain the health and appearance of your teeth, please contact us today.