For many of us, cavity equals filling and that is the end of the story. It’s a comforting fact that when you have experienced dental care in Auburn Hill, MI that might be all you need to know. When you attend a regular checkup and cleaning, and a cavity is discovered, did you know the tooth cannot heal itself? A tooth colored filling is the solution to dental decay. For our patients who like to more, we are filling you in!
Why Fillings Are Placed
Fillings are placed to compensate for the decayed part of a tooth. The root word of cavity is “cave”, and when decay takes hold, it erodes the healthy tooth enamel, leaving an entry for bacteria and infection. Your caring dental team will carefully remove all the decay, clean the area, and place a special tooth-colored material into the hole. This can then be sculpted and polished to look just like the natural tooth.
What are Your Options?
We choose to use tooth colored fillings in most cases. Not only does this make the repair almost invisible, but the filling material can take on the shape of the tooth, and prevent decay from reentering the area. If it turns out the cavity is unlikely to be repaired by filling placement, then we will discuss other options. In most cases, a tooth colored filling can fix the problem.
Preventing Cavities From Happening
While restorative procedures are available, we always stress prevention as the first line of defense. Preventive measures include careful home care, such as brushing and flossing, and attending regular exam appointments.
Even the Best Brushers Can Get a Cavity
If you have a cavity, a tooth-colored filling will treat it, and restore your tooth’s strength and integrity. To learn more, schedule an appointment or initial consultation by calling Advanced Dental Concepts in Auburn Hills, MI today at (248) 852-1820.