How Tooth-Colored Fillings Help Patients

At our Greenville, TX dentist’s office, there are several ways in which we help our patients preserve healthy, confident smiles. One is by providing regular preventive care during their exams and cleanings. Another is by responding when signs of trouble are identified during these reviews, or when patients come to us with concerns about their well-being. Unfortunately, a cavity’s formation will leave you with permanent damage to your enamel. Does this mean your smile will change permanently as a result? We can prevent that kind of change by supplying a restorative treatment that includes the placement of a lifelike dental filling that can imitate healthy enamel and preserve how you look.

Your Cavity Treatment Can Preserve Your Smile

Your restorative dental work will provide important protection for your tooth in response to decay or physical damage. The first response we take to dental decay is to provide a filling, a restoration that targets the affected area with a small resin substance that can cover damage and provide long-term protection. When necessary, we can discuss treatment with a crown in order to address more significant damage.

Receiving Your Filling

A dental filling provided at our practice will be made from material that imitates your healthy enamel. In addition to matching the appearance of this material, it can actually bond to it to provide a remarkable level of support. In just one visit, you can have this work done, which means it only takes a short time to have your full protection.

Is There Only One Way To Treat A Cavity?

A dental filling will be our first choice for treatment when dental decay is a concern for you. When you keep up with regular dental checkups, you are more likely to avoid problems that demand a more involved procedure. Unfortunately, when you fall behind on these general appointments, you are more likely to have advanced cavity trouble. At that point, it can be necessary for you to have a dental crown put in position. A custom crown will offer lasting support even as you rely on it to contribute to your bite. We can also discuss treatment to make sure your smile is not changed by its presence.

Talk To Your Greenville, TX Dentist About Care With A Tooth-Colored Filling!

Through the placement of tooth-colored dental fillings, we can take on concerns about patients’ oral health while limiting changes to their tooth structure and avoiding changes to their appearance. We are happy to discuss this and other services with you, and we are ready to meet with you if you need to set up a general appointment. If you would like to learn more, contact your Greenville, TX, dentist, Dr. Smith, at 903-455-5750.