Will Cavity Treatment Change Your Smile?

The longer you wait to do something about a cavity, the more likely you are to experience complications that have to be addressed to restore your well-being. That being said, you can feel uneasy about treatment because you are unsure of what your procedure will do to your smile. At our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office, we can provide care that protects your tooth and also preserves your appearance. Depending on what state your tooth is in, we can provide support with a discreet dental filling, or we can proceed with treatment with a crown. Both are able to imitate your enamel and preserve your appearance, and they can provide functional support to preserve your bite as well.

Why Cavity Treatment Includes The Placement Of A Restoration

While we can stop problems with tooth decay from worsening, the damage a cavity causes will be permanent. To address that harm, we will place either a dental filling or dental crown to provide support. With that protection, you can still bite and chew without difficulty, and you will not have to worry over how you can protect yourself against a new infection or further physical harm. Because a dental filling is more conservative and preserves more of your healthy tooth structure, it will be our first choice for care. When necessary, we can provide a dental crown to make sure that you have adequate protection.

Using A Filling Or Dental Crown To Take Care Of Your Tooth

Through the use of either a dental filling or dental crowns, we can make sure you have long-term support that keeps your tooth healthy. A filling is applied to the site where a cavity formed, but it will leave the healthy surrounding structure unchanged. The material we use for fillings can both imitate enamel and permanently adhere to it to provide lasting stability. With a custom dental crown, we surround a vulnerable tooth. Crowns are made from different material types, including substances that can mimic the look of a healthy tooth.

Protecting Your Smile Against Future Cavities

To protect you against future cavities, we can provide consistent support during your regular dental exams and cleanings. These preventive services are important for patients even when they have consistent smile care routines in place. Unless told otherwise, your approach to smile care should include semiannual preventive appointments.

Talk To Your Ankeny, IA Dentist About Cavity Treatment

Through the right approach to cavity treatment, we can make sure that your tooth is protected, and we can see to it that your smile is not changed. If you would like to learn more about how we can take care of you when a problem arises, please contact Dental Impressions at (515) 965-0230 to schedule a visit.