Dental Fillings Restore Teeth Affected By Decay
Even if you brush and floss regularly, you may develop a cavity. Your risk is reduced dramatically when you do so, so you should definitely continue! And keep those routine hygiene visits with your dentist in Aurora. However, should a cavity creep its way into your smile, we can take care of it and save your tooth with a dental filling.
How do cavities develop?
Cavities are holes that are the result of tooth decay. They form when acids in the mouth eat away at a tooth’s enamel. As mentioned above, anyone is susceptible to them regardless of age. If a cavity is given time to grow, it opens the door to infection and more extensive decay and the subsequent weakening of the tooth, pain, and even tooth loss.
When you first get a cavity, you may not even know it. But as time goes on, the signs will emerge. They can include any of the following:
- Discomfort and pain when biting
- Pain when consuming anything cold, hot, or sweet
- A toothache that comes out of left field.
If we determine that you have a cavity, we’ll recommend removing the decayed material and using a filling to cover the hole and protect the tooth.
Options for fillings
- Composite fillings. This material matches your natural smile, making it completely undetectable to those around you.
- Amalgam (silver) fillings. This type of filling has been used for many years by dentists. Patients tend not to prefer them because they are less attractive than their composite counterparts. And for some, they result in tooth sensitivity when eating or drinking hot or cold substances.
- Cast-gold fillings. These are very durable but also pricier. Some patients want to show off a bit of shine and ask for this material.
If you suspect you have a cavity developing, please call our practice right away. The team at Skyview Family & Cosmetic Dentistry wants to take care of it as quickly as possible so that you can avoid further decay and pain.
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- Stop tooth decay in its tracks
- Strengthen a compromised tooth
- Avoid oral pain & discomfort
- Long-lasting restorative option
- Composites are inconspicuous!