Whenever a cavity forms on a patient’s tooth, restorative dental work will have to occur to stop damage from spreading further. Cavities may start small, but when they are not treated they will worsen, causing more damage to your enamel before causing more concerning issues by infiltrating your tooth and causing an infection. Fortunately, the right treatment from your Rochester, MN dentist can put a stop to the growth of a cavity and lead to lasting protection for your tooth. For both our dental fillings and dental crowns, we use materials that closely imitate the appearance of healthy enamel. Because of this, we can restore a tooth without making changes to the way that a person looks!
Will A Cavity Hurt Your Smile?
If a cavity goes untreated, it can hurt your smile and oral health by damaging your tooth to the point where it has to be extracted! However, when a cavity receives attention in time, it can be restored in a way that preserves the way you look. Fillings and crowns that imitate tooth enamel can be used in your treatment, which can ensure that when you smile and speak, a visible restoration will not alter your appearance. These materials are durable enough to provide bite support, too, so your treatment can provide functional benefits.
Restoring A Tooth With A Dental Filling That Matches Your Enamel
A tooth-colored dental filling can be applied directly to the space where a cavity formed. When applied, the resin material we use to protect your tooth can harden, and a bonding process between your enamel and this substance can ensure that you have long-term protection. Fillings are often placed when cavities are identified and treated during routine dental exams, as there will still be time to address decay before the damage calls for a dental crown.
We Can Place A Same-Day Dental Crown To Protect Your Tooth
A more advanced cavity can require more support than you can count on from a dental filling. Because we use CEREC technology in our office, we can actually have your dental crown ready in just one appointment! This allows us to provide permanent support in less time, ensuring that you are not stuck waiting for treatment to be completed. It may be necessary for us to perform root canal therapy to fully restore a tooth when an advanced cavity forms. This removes bacteria and infected tissues from within your tooth structure.
Talk To Your Rochester, MN Dentist’s Office About Smile-Friendly Cavity Treatment
At Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry, patients who need cavity treatment can count on us to provide support and treatment that protects their oral health and smile! To find out more about our services, or to discuss possible issues with dental decay, please call our dentist’s office in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.