One of the many reasons to protect yourself against dental decay is to prevent the onset of permanent enamel damage. Even a small cavity does irreversible harm to the tooth structure. Fortunately, a dental filling can address this while still protecting your surrounding enamel, and it can do so without drawing unwanted attention.
A cavity treatment consists of the removal of enamel harmed by decay and the placement of a restoration to address that tissue loss. Dental fillings are the more conservative option for dealing with decay, as the filling is applied directly to the affected area but leaves the surrounding enamel alone. Its biocompatible nature allows for permanent bonding with your enamel. We use a tooth-colored material to create the filling, so it does not attract unwanted attention.
Dental fillings can be placed in as little as one appointment, making this a convenient as well as a discreet solution. While popular for its lifelike appearance, the composite substance is strong enough to keep the affected area secure and safe from new infection, and it provides important structural support to preserve your bite strength.
One concern with cavity treatment is that there may be too much harm for a filling to be effective. If you have significant decay or require a root canal, we can place a dental crown to make sure you have the protection that you need.
Dental fillings made with a tooth-colored material offer long-term cosmetic and functional benefits. To learn how we can resolve your cavity issue in as little as one visit while preserving the way you look, call Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury at 508-842-8838.