Dental fillings have to be placed when teeth are treated for cavities. Unfortunately, we are not able to naturally recover the dental material we lose to decay when a cavity forms. Without the right protection, a tooth would remain vulnerable to physical harm as well as further issues with infection. A dental filling provides a conservative solution to this problem, as it closes the area where damaged occurred to provide long-term protection. At our Riverside, CA dentist’s office, we can make sure that your tooth remains safe if you experience a cavity. If a filling does not provide enough support, we can use a larger restoration to prevent problems.

Why Dental Decay Calls For A Permanent Restoration

After a cavity forms, your tooth will experience permanent harm. This is why proper preventive dental care is so beneficial. It takes a consistent, thorough routine to fully protect yourself against the formation of a cavity, as our smiles face constant threats from oral bacteria. If your dentist spots a cavity at your next routine dental appointment, they can recommend restoring the tooth with a filling, which will allow you to bite and chew without worrying over the tooth’s health and condition.

Placing Your Dental Filling

We can place either an amalgam or composite filling when you need your tooth restored. Before the filling is placed, we will carefully remove the decayed area and ensure that the spread of bacteria is stopped. Placement can be completed in just a single procedure. At subsequent appointments, your dentist can check on your restoration to make sure it remains in position and strong enough to provide lasting support.

What If A Filling Does Not Provide Enough Support?

It is possible for a cavity to grow too large for a filling to be recommended. In this situation, we can recommend using an inlay or an onlay, or even a full dental crown, to restore the tooth. Inlays and onlays provide partial coverage for a tooth, but they cover more area than a filling. A full crown completely envelops the tooth above the gum line. If need be, we can also provide root canal therapy before the placement of your crown, as this will restore the tooth’s internal health.

Talk To Your Riverside, CA Dentist About Receiving A Dental Filling

A dental filling provides permanent protection for a tooth, a necessary form of support after a cavity. At our Riverside, CA dentist’s office, patients can count on treatment to resolve difficulties with decay so that you can still smile, bite, chew, and speak without issue! To find out more about our practice and services, or to reach one of our other locations, please call us at the following:

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.

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