If you have a cavity, a restoration will have to be placed after it is removed in order to protect your tooth. The damage that decay causes is permanent. What this means is that even a minor cavity leads to long-term consequences for a tooth if nothing is done to protect it. A dental filling is a conservative answer to this problem. The restoration will only occupy the space where a cavity formed and was removed. At our Rochester, MN dentist’s office, we actually rely on composite resin fillings to protect teeth. These fillings are able to match the color and texture of your enamel, which ensures that your treatment does not attract unwanted attention by altering your smile!
Why A Restoration Has To Be Put In Place When A Cavity Is Treated
Cavities form when bacteria cause enough damage to your enamel to make natural recovery impossible. Once this occurs, the damage will continue to grow and negatively impact your tooth. If too much time passes, the decay can eventually lead to problems within your tooth as bacteria attack the living tissues in your pulp. These problems can be avoided when you have treatment performed in time – by scheduling regular dental exams, you can make sure that cavities are caught and treated before an infection occurs.
Can My Filling Really Match My Tooth?
The resin material we rely on for our dental fillings can be tinted to match the color of your tooth. In addition to matching its color, it can blend in by mimicking the texture so that it is hard to distinguish from your enamel. The filling is applied in a liquid form, with care taken to fully protect the area where a cavity formed. Once the substance hardens, you can be delighted to see how difficult it is to observe.
We Can Make Sure Your Tooth Is Fully Restored After A Cavity Is Formed
Our practice is equipped to deal with cavities by placing fillings, but we do also offer treatment for more severe problems. If a cavity does reach a point where an infection occurs, it will have to be addressed with root canal therapy. This procedure leads to more changes to your tooth structure than we can address with a filling. To make sure that it stays safe, we can restore your tooth with a custom dental crown. Our practice uses CEREC technology to produce crowns in-house, so we can make sure that a tooth is restored in as little as one appointment.
Talk To Your Rochester, MN Dentist About Receiving A Tooth-Colored Filling
At Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry, patients who require cavity treatment can have work done to restore a tooth without changing the way it looks. To find out more about our lifelike fillings, please call our dental practice in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.