Providing Dependable And Lifelike Cavity Care

There are different advantages to being consistent about preventive dental care. Of course, one benefit many people are aware of, and should value, is the reduction in cavity risks. At our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office, we can provide consistent services to keep teeth free from the kind of decay that will require restorative dental work. In the event that you do experience trouble with cavities between appointments, we can step in and provide restorative dental work that preserves your appearance and oral health. Whether you require the support of a dental filling or a dental crown, we can see to it that your smile and oral health are preserved!

A Cavity Requires The Placement Of A Permanent Restoration

Any time a cavity forms, there will have to be a treatment that addresses permanent harm to your tooth structure. That can take the form of treatment with a dental filling or a dental crown; the choice of which restoration to use is made when we evaluate the harm caused by decay. Fillings are a more conservative treatment, but they are less effective against advanced decay. For larger cavities, we can use crowns to provide lasting support. With both, we are able to restore your health and bite function while also being mindful of your appearance.

Using A Dental Filling To Restore A Vulnerable Tooth

Dental fillings are the more conservative treatment option that we can provide when treating cavities. These restorations cover affected areas while leaving the surrounding tooth structure unchanged, which means we can minimize overall changes. The substance that we use to restore your oral health preserves your appearance by matching your enamel. It can also bond to the surface of the tooth to provide a remarkable hold.

Protection Provided With A Dental Crown

If we are concerned by the amount of harm done to your cavity, we can provide a dental crown instead of a filling. With a crown, we completely surround your tooth to provide more functional protection. For teeth that are more prominent whenever you smile and speak, we can provide restorations that actually mimic healthy enamel. This substance is still strong enough to provide bite support, so you will not have to change how you bite and chew food.

Talk To Your Ankeny, IA Dentist About Cavity Care

Through the right approach to cavity care, we can preserve your appearance and dental health! Whether you receive a dental filling or a crown, we can do work that fully addresses decay while taking care not to make unwanted changes to your smile. If you have questions about our services, or if you want to book an appointment at our office, please reach out to Dental Impressions at (515) 965-0230 to schedule a visit.