A dental filling is a great way to treat a cavity and prevent a tooth from being infected. Instead of metal, we have a composite resin filling that is safe for kids and adults alike. The restoration can even blend with the smile! In today’s blog, your Rochester, MN, dentist talks about how we create and place our natural-looking dental fillings.
How Cavities Develop
Our teeth are composed of three major portions. The innermost is the pulp, the nerve center of your tooth. The dentin surrounds the pulp and makes up most of your structure. This layer is very soft and sensitive. The outermost is the hardest substance in the human body, the tooth enamel. A cavity occurs when bacteria is no longer held at bay by the enamel and instead reaches the dentin. An infection means the decay wasn’t treated and the bacteria reached the pulp. Your enamel could become damaged by injury or teeth grinding, or plaque buildup brought on by poor oral health could weaken this layer. You may experience toothaches and tooth sensitivity with time.
The Dangers of Untreated Tooth Decay
Without treatment, the decay grows in severity and spreads throughout the tooth. You could develop a painful infection or abscess, which complicates how you eat and could lead to tooth loss without care. To prevent the loss of your teeth and to avoid pain when you eat or speak, you need to seek treatment with our team. With a dental filling, we can treat the issues in only one visit, bringing relief and safeguarding the stability of your smile.
Placing a Composite Resin Dental Restoration
Our team offers a dental filling that is made from composite resin instead of metal. The material can be shaded to blend with your smile, and can handle daily bite forces with ease. This is safe for kids and adults alike, and offer results that blend with your smile. To place one, we first numb the tooth and then remove all decay. We clean the tooth thoroughly as well. Our team then applies the material in several layers, and then sculpts and molds the tooth. Finally, we polish it for a brighter appearance.
If you have any questions about how our team diagnoses and treats tooth decay with a lifelike composite resin dental filling, then contact our team today to learn more.
TALK TO YOUR ROCHESTER, MN DENTIST ABOUT FAMILY DENTAL CARE
We want to offer a lifelike and durable treatment for your aching tooth! If you would like to find out more about treating cavities in smiles of all ages, or if you wish to book an appointment at our location, call Greenview Cosmetic And Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.