A Filling Can Provide Long-Term Support After A Cavity

When a cavity affects a tooth, it does permanent damage that will have to be addressed. While you may not be able to naturally grow back the tissues destroyed by decay, restorative dental work can provide you with a restoration that keeps the tooth safe, while also giving it important functional support. Our Shrewsbury, MA dentist’s office is ready to help when you need to have a cavity removed. For many cavities, it is possible to take care of a tooth with a dental filling. The modern dental fillings that we use are able to bond directly to your tooth structure and even imitate its appearance. This can provide long-term support, and it can help you remain confident in the look of your smile when a restoration might be visible.

Why Do I Need A Restoration For A Cavity-Affected Tooth?

A cavity permanently damages your tooth structure, and that can leave you susceptible to physical damage and infection. With a restoration, your dentist is able to keep the tooth safe from further harm. The support from your filling or dental crown can cover any vulnerable area that might be susceptible to further infection, and also make biting and chewing easier.

The Benefits Of Receiving A Smile-Friendly Dental Filling

At our practice, we use dental fillings made from a lifelike resin material to protect teeth affected by cavities. The material actually bonds with your enamel, so it can be permanently affixed without leaving any space between the tooth and the restoration. This is a benefit that metal fillings do not share – a metal filling can leave a slight gap over time that can become a welcoming space for bacteria. Because our modern fillings are able to match the color and texture of your enamel, they can be difficult to notice even if they are in a conspicuous area.

We Can Help If Your Cavity Has Caused A Painful Tooth Infection

Without timely treatment, tooth decay can worsen until your tooth develops an infection. This can leave you in need of a root canal procedure, and also require a larger restoration than a filling. The root canal can be performed at our office, and it can put a stop to problems with bacteria that have gathered within your tooth. Once it is performed, we can use E4D technology to produce a same-day dental crown we can use to protect your tooth.

Talk To Your Shrewsbury, MA Dentist About Receiving A Dental Filling

At Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury in Shrewsbury, MA, patients who are in need of cavity treatment can come to us for care with a dental filling. To learn more about our approach to tooth decay, or to learn how we can help you prevent future cavities, call Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury today at (508) 842-8838.