When you have a cavity, your dentist will need to both remove decayed tissues and provide a permanent restoration to support your tooth. At our Riverside, CA dentist’s office, we can provide composite fillings as an option for treatment. When we have concerns about the presence of your restoration due to its effect on your smile, this option can be beneficial. The material that we use can match your enamel and bond to it, which provides a remarkably strong hold along with cosmetic benefits. When necessary, we do have alternative treatment options, including the option of placing a dental crown to offer more support to your tooth.
Is There An Alternative To Metal Fillings?
While metal fillings provide strength and stability to protect a tooth after a cavity is removed, they can have a conspicuous appearance that may make you self-conscious. To take care of your smile when you have a more visible cavity, we can recommend the placement of a composite filling. This option lets us provide the appropriate protection without changing your appearance. They still provide the necessary durability and security to keep your tooth safe.
Undergoing Treatment For A Cavity
It is important that you seek treatment for a cavity as soon as possible. If you put off a procedure, the decay will continue to spread, and that will make you vulnerable to complications. In time, you can experience an infection that requires root canal therapy! After removing decayed tissues and dealing with bacteria, we will provide a custom restoration that covers the affected area. If a filling is not going to do enough to keep your tooth safe, we can instead provide a dental crown.
Protecting Teeth With Dental Crowns
When there is too much damage for a conservative treatment, we can make plans to restore your tooth with a custom dental crown. A crown will completely cover your tooth above your gum line. By putting this in place, we can address a severe cavity. We can also use this approach to deal with physical trauma to a tooth.
Your Riverside, CA Dentist Can Provide A Lifelike Composite Filling
At our Riverside, CA dental office, we can provide both lifelike composite fillings and amalgam restorations. Our goal during restorative treatment is to keep your tooth safe while also taking care to preserve your smile. To learn more about our treatment options, or to reach out to one of our other locations closer to you, please contact 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 Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.