The unfortunate truth about tooth decay is that once a cavity forms, there will be permanent damage to your enamel. This does not mean that your tooth has to remain vulnerable! By providing a custom restoration, we can make sure that you can preserve your oral health, and that you can comfortably bite and chew, after your restorative procedure. Our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office provides both lifelike fillings and lifelike dental crowns as part of the care we offer. These restorations are capable of doing more than just imitating your tooth enamel. Their presence allows you to keep biting and chewing the way you always have, as your affected tooth will have the strength to absorb the friction created when you bite down.
Can You Really Have A Cavity And Not Realize It?
It is possible that a cavity can form before you realize that something is wrong. The good news is that this does not mean you have no way of knowing your need treatment until there are complications. One important benefit to regular dental exams is that they provide early warnings about problems that interfere with your quality of life. If your dentist sees a cavity during your next routine oral health exam, you can undergo work to restore the tooth before the decay spreads further. Remember that these visits also help you avoid dental problems entirely, as they include teeth cleanings that remove harmful plaque and tartar deposits.
Treating A Cavity With A Conservative Dental Filling
A dental filling is the more conservative treatment for tooth decay available to patients. Your restoration will only cover the space where damage formed; the surrounding structure can remain unchanged. The material that we use to create our fillings is capable of imitating your enamel, which is how we are able to move forward with care without altering the way you look.
We Can Also Address Dental Decay With A Crown
If a cavity is too large for a filling, there is still a way to save the tooth. In this situation, we will use a custom dental crown to take care of you. When appropriate, we can recommend that a patient receive a crown that actually looks like their natural tooth. We do more than just match the color of your neighboring teeth. We also take measurements of the tooth in question, which we use to craft a crown that will fit comfortably and stay secure while not creating any issues with neighboring teeth.
Talk To Your Ankeny, IA Dentist About Cavity Treatment
Through a conservative cavity treatment, our practice can take care of you without causing a change to your appearance. The right restorative treatment can provide both cosmetic and functional benefits, meaning you will maintain confidence in your smile while also staying confident in your ability to bite and chew without difficulty. For more information, please contact Dental Impressions at (515) 965-0230 to schedule a visit.