When you have a cavity, you should know that the damage to your tooth will only worsen until you schedule treatment with your dentist. Decay is a serious issue, one that can lead to an infection and even tooth loss if it is not addressed in time. Fortunately, the problem is often caught early enough to ensure that treatment occurs before an advanced procedure is called for, so you can minimize changes to your tooth structure. At our Moreno Valley, CA dentist’s office, we can properly restore your tooth with a custom dental filling after your cavity treatment. This will protect your tooth structure and support your bite function, and it will help you avoid future problems with that tooth’s health.

Why Do I Need A Dental Filling As Part Of A Cavity Treatment?

Even if the problem is caught early, a cavity will do permanent damage to your enamel. After we remove the decayed area from your tooth, we will have to do something about the space that it leaves behind to keep it safe from infection or more physical damage. A filling is a conservative treatment option, one that only covers a small portion of your enamel. Because we use a composite resin substance that matches the appearance of healthy enamel, your appearance can remain unchanged even if your cavity forms in a conspicuous area.

Will People Be Able To See My Filling?

We use lifelike fillings to restore patients’ teeth. There are many advantages to using composite material as part of treatment. In addition to preserving your appearance, this is a safe substance to use when a patient is pregnant or has a metal allergy. Because the material bonds directly to your enamel, it can provide sustained protection against bacteria that could otherwise gather in the cracks between a metal restoration and your tooth structure.

Other Approaches To Cavity Treatment We Can Take

If necessary, we can restore your tooth with a dental crown, a restoration that provides full coverage above the gum line. We can also perform root canal therapy to make sure an infected tooth is returned to good health before a crown is provided. These treatment options are more involved, but you can avoid them by staying consistent with dental care at home and with your regular dental exams.

Talk To Your Moreno Valley, CA Dentist About Cavity Treatment With A Filling

Cavity treatment with a lifelike filling can restore your oral health and preserve your smile! To make an appointment at our Moreno Valley, CA dentist’s office to discuss cavity care, or to reach one of our locations closer to you, please contact us at the following:

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.

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

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.