Dental fillings can keep your smile healthy and strong
Have you found yourself plagued with discomfort when trying to enjoy your morning coffee or your favorite dessert? If so, you may have a cavity that will need a dental filling. If left untreated, tooth decay has the potential of causing severe infections, ultimately leading to complex treatments or even tooth loss. There’s no reason to wait. Today’s fillings leave you with less dental problems to worry about in the future, along with a confident and natural smile!
What are dental fillings?
Dental fillings involve placing filling materials to repair cavities and preserve teeth. Once tooth decay sets in, it is necessary to address it as soon as possible to avoid any further enamel deterioration, which could result in tooth sensitivity and further tooth damage. If the decay continues to advance, you may need more involved treatments such as a root canal. In some cases, severely damaged teeth can’t be saved and may require extraction
Dental fillings are not only used to repair cavities, but play a significant role in restoring broken or cracked teeth, or teeth worn out from nail-biting or teeth grinding, a condition known as bruxism. Tooth fillings will restore the look and function of damaged teeth.
Why are fillings necessary?
With bacteria living in everyone’s mouth and on their teeth, every time you consume foods, especially sugary ones, you provide food for the bacteria. After feeding, the bacteria produce an acid that eats away of this teeth. If you do not remove the sticky layer of bacteria, also known as plaque, it will keep working on destroying your tooth structure a little bit at a time, eventually causing cavities.
Once a cavity forms in a tooth, it continues to deepen and cause damage, unless treated. Hundreds of years ago tooth decay caused so much pain that the only option available was tooth removal. Fortunately, today’s modern dentistry has procedures in place to restore and help you retain your decayed teeth. Professionally removing the bacteria in a cavity and replacing the hole with dental fillings will keep your teeth and smile looking great for years to come.
Plan your visit today!
Call us at Lake Oak Dental to learn more about our different restorative procedures. Our experienced and caring team is here to care for all your dental needs. Our goal is to keep your teeth healthy and sound for a lifetime. Now that’s something to smile about!