When your dentist discovers a cavity in one of your teeth, removing it is the first step to restoring your smile. Because clearing out the decaying material alters the surface of your tooth, you risk beginning the decay process once again without placing a treatment to seal the outer layer. Similarly, any physical trauma that damages the protection of your enamel should be inspected by your dentist right away. While minor chips or cracks may seem cosmetically superficial, they can increase your risk for cavities or even lead to painful infections.
At your Riverside, CA dentist’s office, we can examine your dental injury and provide a restorative treatment to help protect your smile. Depending on the size and location of your injury, we could place a dental filling or crown that returns the function of your bite and helps maintain your smile’s beauty! By seeking care right away, you can prevent your injury from progressing into a more significant problem.
Responding To Your Dental Injury
The enamel on the surface of your teeth withstands the daily force of your bite and prevents oral bacteria from accessing the sensitive inner portions of your tooth. This means any injury or decay process that breaches the outer layer exposes your dentin or pulp chamber to the possibility of decay and infection. By staying on top of your regular checkup schedule, you receive quality care to prevent decay as well as timely examination to detect it early in the process.
Placing a Dental Filling
We can place a dental filling to repair your tooth after clearing out most standard cavities. Using special tools, we clear away all bacterial deposits and decayed material which leaves an opening in the surface. By placing a composite resin colored to the shade of your natural tooth, we quickly seal the injury to restore the healthy seal. Using a special light, we accelerate the speed at which the material sets to allow you to resume normal activities upon leaving our practice. For larger injuries, we may suggest placing a dental crown to restore the entirety of your tooth above the gumline.
Speak To Your Riverside, CA, Dentist About Repairing Your Smile
Tooth decay and physical trauma can injure your tooth’s protective enamel layer, but our restorations can help you enjoy a quality smile once again! To schedule a visit and learn more about these or any other of our services, call any of our dental offices near you:
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.