When a cavity forms in one or more of your teeth, treatment from your Albuquerque, NM, dentist is crucial for avoiding worsening pain, as well as infections or abscesses. In order to correct the issue and also protect the beauty of your smile, we may place a dental filling that looks completely natural. Let’s talk about how we treat tooth decay with metal-free fillings.
While effective, a metal filling doesn’t look natural and could be problematic for young children, pregnant women, the elderly, or those with metal allergies. However, a composite resin option, which is made from a metal-free blend of glass and acrylic, is safe for everyone. The restoration can also be shaded to better match the color of the tooth, which means your repair will blend seamlessly with your smile. Finally, placement only takes a single visit, so you leave same-day with a restored and healthy smile.
If you attend your routine six-month visits, then we will likely identify any cavities in the earliest possible stages, often before you ever develop tooth sensitivity or a toothache. However, if you haven’t had a checkup in a while, and you notice your teeth hurts, then you should contact our office. Often, discomfort that doesn’t subside after 48 hours could indicate the presence of a cavity. Treating one quickly is essential for avoiding more severe discomfort or the risk of a dental infection. Remember, in a single visit we can restore your tooth to optimal health, function, and beauty.
What can be done following treatment to limit the chances of cavities in the future? First, try to take time to brush your teeth when you wake and again before bed for at least two minutes. Be sure to use a toothbrush with soft bristles and a toothpaste that contains fluoride. Also, always floss up and down the length of every tooth before going to bed. At our office, we can perform a cleaning to remove all plaque and tartar, which lowers the chances of tooth decay. You should see us for these visits every six months. Finally, try to cut back on sugary foods and drinks, which could feed cavity-causing bacteria. If you have any questions about cavity prevention, or about our lifelike dental fillings, then contact our team today. We would love to help you enjoy a healthy smile for years to come!
If you have an aching tooth, then you should see us for a lifelike and durable treatment option. For more information on our natural-looking dental restorations, then schedule a consultation with us by calling Snow Park Dental in Albuquerque, NM, today at (505) 596-4479.
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