If you learn that you have a cavity, the news can understandably strike a blow against your confidence in your oral care routine. However, you should know that the matter can be addressed without creating an issue for the confidence you have in your smile! At our Corona, CA dentist’s office, we are prepared to address dental decay with restorations that closely match the look of your natural, healthy teeth. This includes procedures that require the placement of dental fillings as well as those that require dental crowns. As reassuring as it may be to know that you can have a restoration that matches your natural teeth, it is still important to avoid problems with future tooth decay. We can help with this by providing consistent support through routine dental exams.

Cavity Treatment Must Address Permanent Damage To Your Tooth

Every cavity that forms causes permanent damage to a person’s tooth structure. This is why it is necessary to place a filling or dental crown after the damaged tissues are removed. Fortunately, lifelike materials can provide cosmetic improvement as well as support. This means you will not have to worry about the tooth being vulnerable to future harm, or unable to absorb pressure whenever you bite down on it.

What To Expect When You Need Treatment For An Advanced Cavity

Dental fillings are often used during cavity treatments, but there are situations where a crown is necessary. Full crowns, inlays, and onlays cover larger areas than fillings, so they can be effective when a filling would lack functional support. If necessary, your dentist will perform a root canal procedure before placing a crown. Root canals are done to remove bacteria and damaged tissues from within the tooth, a necessary step in restoring a tooth’s health if it has developed an infection.

Your Restoration Will Provide Lasting Protection For Your Tooth

A restoration is meant to do more than just provide short-term support for a tooth. You will continue to put pressure on the tooth when you bite and chew, so it is important that it continue to receive support from a filling or crown over time. If you no longer have confidence in an older restoration, a replacement can ensure that your tooth remains safe from potential damage or infection.

Bring Your Cavity Concerns To Your Corona, CA Dentist

Our Corona, CA dentist’s office is prepared to help patients when they need to do something about tooth decay. If you have concerns about the health of your smile, let us know! To reach us, or to contact another one of our locations closer to you, call us at the following:

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.