Finding out that you have developed a cavity in one of your teeth can be deflating and upsetting. In fact, fear of that revelation will prevent some individuals from attending regular dental appointments. Visiting your dentist every six months is actually the best way to prevent cavities from forming, and to repair the damage done by them! Repairing your cavities can actually save your teeth. Dental fillings restore the integrity of your teeth and their appearance. Don’t wait to address cavities, because the longer they go untreated, the more damage they will do.
Tooth Decay Causes Cavities, and It Gets Worse Over Time
Tooth decay is a progressive condition that damages your teeth over time. Bacteria build up on the surfaces of your teeth (especially in the deeper crevices of your back teeth) over time. As the bacteria grows, it produces corrosive acid that wears down your enamel. Eventually, a hole (a cavity) forms in your enamel. The bacteria in this cavity will spread deeper and deeper into your tooth until your dentist removes it and sanitizes your tooth. That’s why avoiding your dental appointments will only make matters worse.
Dental Fillings Repair Cavities and Restore Your Teeth
A dental filling combats the negative effects of tooth decay’s early stages. Before you receive your dental filling, your dentist will carefully and thoroughly extract all of the bacteria and infected tissue from your cavity. Your dentist will then clean the cavity to ensure no bacteria particles are left behind. Then, your dentist will set your filling, restoring the hole created by your cavity. The dental filling repairs the integrity of your tooth, along with your bite. When a cavity severely compromises a tooth’s structure, that tooth may not always be salvaged by a dental filling.
Dental Fillings Provide Esthetic Benefits
Crucially, dental fillings restore the structural integrity of your teeth, allowing you to chew food comfortably and keep your bite aligned. The benefits of dental fillings don’t end with functionality. Tooth-colored dental fillings provide esthetic benefits as well. Your dentist can create tooth-colored dental fillings using a clear or tooth-colored resin that can color-match the shade of your natural teeth. The filling removes the dark spots from your teeth and blends in with the rest of your smile. This is the best way to preserve your teeth for the future.
ABOUT YOUR DENTIST IN RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA:
At Stadium Dental and Orthodontics, Chakka Sekhar, DDS, and our dedicated staff provide comprehensive and compassionate dental care for the entire family, including preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. To schedule an appointment, call our office today at (909) 476-9678. We proudly welcome patients from Rancho Cucamonga, CA, as well as Ontario, Fontana, Upland, Rialto, and the surrounding communities.