You may have a hard time feeling “relieved” when you learn you have a cavity, but you can appreciate when decay only calls for a dental filling. The placement of a dental filling is the most conservative option when it comes to restorative dental work. Your tooth structure surrounding your cavity will not be affected, and you will not need to undergo more advanced work to address any internal tooth problems. At our Prairie Village, KS dental practice, we use a lifelike resin material to craft fillings that are secure, durable, and capable of matching the look of your enamel. It should be noted that we can also take care of a more serious cavity, if you find yourself in need of treatment for advanced decay.
How Effective Is A Dental Filling At Restoring A Tooth?
A dental filling provides many years of support for a tooth, and keeps the area affected by decay protected against a future infection. As much as you can appreciate how the resin substance we use matches the look of your enamel, you can be glad to know that it can maintain its shape and appearance over time, even as you use the tooth to bite and chew. This material is biocompatible, so it can provide firm support by bonding with your tooth structure.
Lifelike Resin Material Can Create A Discreet, Dependable Filling
Instead of treating your tooth to a metal filling, we use a composite resin that offers a more discreet appearance. Another benefit to using this substance instead of metal is that it bonds to your tooth structure, and it is more resistant to changes in shape and size when exposed to temperature extremes. Over time, changes to a metal filling can leave space between it and your tooth, and this open space can welcome oral bacteria.
We Can Make Sure Your Oral Health Needs Are Fully Managed
When you need treatment for tooth decay, our practice is committed to making sure that your tooth is completely treated. This means carefully studying your tooth to determine how severe the problem is, then acting accordingly to repair it. If the cavity is too large for a dental filling, you can have your tooth restored with a dependable dental crown – material types are available to craft a crown that matches your tooth structure. We can also perform a root canal procedure if necessary, in order to address any internal problems created by your infection.
Talk To Dr. Browne About Receiving A Lifelike Dental Filling
Dr. Browne is ready to help people in and around Prairie Village, KS who are in need of cavity treatment. If you think something might be wrong with your oral health, or if you just need to make an appointment for a routine evaluation, please contact our office today at (913) 901-8585.