When you have a cavity, this could lead to toothaches and infection, and eventually, the risk of a missing tooth! Which is why when you have a toothache, you should seek treatment with our team right away! In today’s blog, your Syosset, NY, dentist wants to offer white fillings for invisible cavity treatment.
When Your Tooth Needs a Restoration
If you notice tooth sensitivity when you eat and drink, or a persistent toothache, then you should consider an appointment for an exam. Often, persistent pain in your smile could indicate the presence of tooth decay. Without treatment, your minor case of decay could grow into a severe infection and threaten your tooth’s stability! Fortunately, we can treat it in the early stages in one visit with a filling. You should also consider attending six-month appointments, as we can likely identify trouble in the earliest stages of demineralization, before you even experience sensitivity or aches.
Invisible White Fillings
We don’t use metal, instead we opt for composite resin fillings that are made from a mixture of glass-like and acrylic particles. This provides a durable and long-lasting restoration, but the material can also be color-matched to blend with the rest of your smile. We numb the tooth and then gently remove the decay and clean the tooth. We apply the material in several layers and as we shape the tooth, we cure the composite resin with a light. Finally, we polish the tooth for a brighter appearance. The entire process only takes one visit, and helps safeguard your smile!
You could also take a few simple measures to help prevent cavities from forming. For example, try to make time to brush for two minutes when you wake up and again at night. This removes particles from our foods and drinks that could feed harmful bacteria. Using a fluoride toothpaste is beneficial too, as this strengthens the outer protective layer of enamel. Be sure to floss every evening too, as this reaches what a toothbrush alone cannot. Cutting back on sugary and starchy foods and drinks also limits plaque buildup and prevents decay. People of all ages need to attend checkups every six months, so we can identify cavities early, and help prevent them by removing plaque and tartar with a cleaning in the same visit.
If you have any questions about how we treat tooth decay, or how to reduce your risk, then contact our team today to learn more.
Syosset Dental Provides Cavity Treatment
We would like to help people of all ages enjoy lifelike and durable restorations to address cavities. If you have questions about treating a cavity, then contact our Syosset, NY dental office today at 516-433-2211.