Find out how placing a dental filling can restore a tooth after decay.
You just found out you have a cavity. Now what? We know this wasn’t the news you had hoped for, but don’t worry. When cavities strike our Crystal, MN, family dentist Dr. Kimberlee Murphy knows exactly what to do to restore your smile. Here at Crystal Dental Care, we pride ourselves on providing the very best restorative and cosmetic dentistry to give you beautiful, lifelike, and durable restorations including dental fillings.
Here’s what you should know about dental fillings,
We Place Tooth-Colored Fillings
When it comes to restoring your smile, our Crystal, MN, family dentist knows the importance of restorations that mimic the look of a real tooth, whether you are simply getting a dental filling or you’re getting crowns and bridges. Here at our practice, we offer tooth-colored resin fillings, which blend right in with the tooth so you don’t even see it.
Make Sure Your Cavity is Treated ASAP
It’s important that you don’t ignore the problem or that you don’t put off getting the cavity treated. After all, decay will continue to spread deeper into the tooth until it creates a hole where bacteria can then get inside. Once this happens, you’ll require a root canal. To prevent the need for more aggressive dental care, we highly recommend turning to us at the first signs of a cavity or scheduling your treatment as soon as possible once we find the cavity. Let’s get this problem fixed!
Tooth-Colored Fillings Preserve More of Your Tooth
While we will need to remove any and all decayed areas of the tooth before we can place the filling, it’s important to note that because resin fillings are bonded directly to the tooth this means that we don’t have to remove as much healthy enamel from the tooth in order to make room for the filling. Preserving more of your natural tooth structure also means that the tooth will be stronger and remain strong over the years with the proper care.
Fillings Last Years
Most fillings, even tooth-colored fillings, are durable enough to last up to 10 years or more. Of course, fillings will eventually fall out, and when they do it’s important that we are able to replace them as soon as possible to protect the tooth. This is another reason why you should always visit your dentist for six-month checkups so we can continue to monitor the health of your fillings and your teeth.
One of the best ways for our Crystal, MN, family dentist Dr. Murphy to catch decay early is by performing simple dental exams every six months on her patients. If it’s time for your six-month cleaning, call Crystal Dental Care at (763) 537-3655 to schedule your next checkup. Trust us; your smile will thank you!