The unfortunate truth is that you will not heal from a cavity on your own. Even after your dentist removes bacteria and treats the affected area, your enamel will have permanent damage that has to be addressed. The good news is that you can have work done to fully restore your tooth without experiencing an unwelcome change to your smile. At our Moreno Valley, CA dentist’s office, we can provide a custom dental filling made from a resin material that is able to bond to your tooth. While this is often an effective approach to care, there are times when another approach is needed to ensure that your tooth is fully supported.

Why You Need A Dental Filling After Your Cavity Treatment

The damage done to your tooth by decay will be permanent, making the placement of a restoration necessary. Without it, even a small cavity will leave you vulnerable to future problems that can affect your health and dental function. The good news is that treatment often only requires the placement of a filling. This type of restoration only covers a small portion of your tooth, so it leaves the surrounding structure alone. Because we use a composite resin material to support teeth, we can provide this care without altering your appearance.

Planning Your Restorative Procedure

After we identify your cavity, we will determine what kind of treatment you will need. Patients who regularly attend dental exams are more likely to have treatment before there are complications, which means we can move forward with placing a dental filling. This is applied directly to the space where your tooth was damaged by decay. When applied, it will bond to the surrounding enamel to provide lasting protection as well as cosmetic coverage.

What If A Dental Filling Fails To Offer The Right Support?

A severe cavity can do more damage than we can responsibly address with a filling. In a situation like this, we can instead recommend that you rely on a dental crown for protection. We offer full crowns as well as inlays and onlays, and we can still see to it that your smile is preserved with a lifelike restoration when we take this approach.

Talk To Your Moreno Valley, CA Dentist About Placing A Filling To Restore Your Tooth

Cavities should not be taken lightly, as they do permanent damage to your smile. With that said, our Moreno Valley, CA dentist’s office is here to help you minimize the damage of decay and preserve your appearance through treatment with lifelike dental fillings. If you have questions about treatment, or if you are interested in reaching any of our other locations closer to you, please call 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.