We Can Protect Teeth With Lifelike Fillings

Your Rochester, MN dentist can protect your smile in different ways. Through preventive services, your teeth are protected because your risk for cavities and gum disease will be reduced. At times when there are active problems to address, we can protect your smile by providing treatment that preserves the condition of your teeth as well as your appearance. One way we can do this is by providing a filling that actually matches your enamel and bonds to it. The bonding process creates a remarkable kind of support, which means you can feel less risk from complications after care. The lifelike appearance of the resin substance we use to make fillings can provide reassurance by making sure your restoration does not stand out when you smile and speak.

Why Teeth Need Protection After Cavity Treatment

When you have a cavity, you will experience permanent damage, which is why your treatment concludes with the placement of a permanent restoration. After we successfully remove the infected area and clear away damaged tissues, we will have to address the empty space left by your treatment. One option is to place a dental filling to cover the site and provide long-term protection. This minimizes the overall changes to your enamel because less work needs to take place, and because your tooth is largely unchanged. While dental crowns require more changes and preparatory work, they provide an important form of support when there is more damage than a filling can treat.

Receiving Your Lifelike Filling

The material we use to create permanent dental fillings will bond to your enamel, which creates a strong and secure hold. While metal restorations provide important protection, they can lose their shape over time and leave small openings between your restoration and tooth, which will give bacteria the opportunity to gather and create new problems. In addition to being capable of providing a lasting form of support, this composite resin material can match the color and texture of your enamel to provide cosmetic benefits. The process of removing your cavity and placing a filling can be completed in just one appointment.

Planning Treatment With A Durable And Lifelike Crown

For cavities that cause more harm than we can address with fillings, we can provide custom dental crowns. Our practice actually relies on CEREC technology to produce crowns, which means that we can have them ready for our patients in just one visit. The process of making your personalized restoration includes a careful scan of your tooth, which gives us the measurements that we need to provide a restoration that is the right shape and size to remain securely in position. We also take care to match the color of your healthy enamel to ensure that the restoration has the right look to blend in.

Talk To Your Rochester, MN Dentist About Treatment With Lifelike Dental Fillings

Through treatment to restore a tooth after a cavity is removed, we can effectively preserve your smile as well as your oral health. To learn more about the benefits of undergoing treatment with lifelike fillings, call Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.