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Arranging A Discreet Cavity Treatment

There are different reasons why you should prioritize a good oral hygiene routine. While it may be a familiar priority, cavity prevention is certainly an important reason, as decay can cause serious issues for your tooth and overall oral health. Unfortunately, many people will have at least one cavity that has to be dealt with in the course of their lives. If you find yourself affected by decay, what can you expect from treatment? A procedure at our Shrewsbury/Grafton, MA area dentist’s office can ensure that your oral health and appearance are both preserved. The discreet, lifelike restorations that we provide can offer functional support while preserving the look of your smile. To lower your risk for complications from dental decay, keep up with regular dental exams, as they can alert you to problems before decay can worsen and create more significant damage.

Cavity Treatment Can Take Care Of Your Tooth Without Changing Your Smile

When a cavity forms, it means you have permanent damage to your enamel that will have to be addressed. Even after the threat is neutralized, the physical harm from decay will have to be addressed. This is why a restorative dental procedure will conclude with the placement of a dental filling or dental crown. These restorations can offer the kind of support and stability that lets you maintain your natural bite function. Because we can provide restorations that match the appearance of your healthy enamel, they can leave your smile intact even when you need work done in a visible space.

What Kind Of Care Will You Need?

The determination of whether you need a dental filling or crown will depend on what state your tooth is in when you schedule restorative treatment. Fillings are the more conservative means of treatment, as they only cover the affected area of your tooth and will not make larger changes to healthy enamel necessary. While it is often possible to treat problems in this way, a crown is needed when too much damage has occurred, making a filling less effective. With a crown, we can completely cover your tooth structure above the gum line. This requires more preparatory work, but it can offer lasting support in a situation where a severe cavity had to be treated. At our practice, we can actually have your cavity treated in less time than you expect because we use E4D technology to create and place them without the need to arrange more than one appointment.

Talk To Your Shrewsbury/Grafton, MA Area Dentist About Arranging A Cavity Treatment

With the right approach to cavity treatment, it is possible to provide lasting protection for a tooth without making permanent changes to your appearance or dental function. If you would like to find out more, please call Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury at (508) 842-8838.