A dental cavity is not the end of the world, of course. Ideally, you would like to prevent tooth decay and the resulting holes that can form in your teeth, not only so you won’t need treatment for them, but also because you want to maintain the highest level of dental health possible. Here at Mann Dental Care, we work with you on prevention, but when you need our Winterwood dental filling, we’re here to address the situation effectively and quickly.
A tiny cavity can be filled with ease and keep your tooth protected from the effects of bacteria. You see, your enamel is a barrier around your tooth. And if a cavity becomes large enough, it can let bacteria inside. Once there, an infection can set in down in your pulp, by the nerve. The result is typically pain, often severe, and the need for root canal therapy. Or your tooth could become significantly weakened, requiring a crown to strengthen it. In the worst case scenario, you might even lose the tooth to an extraction. Our Winterwood dental filling is the solution that makes all of that far less likely. For front teeth, we have materials that are tooth-colored. These include composite resins and ceramic. Because of this, our Winterwood dental filling will blend in with the rest of your tooth. It won’t be obvious when you speak or smile. For teeth in the back of your mouth, you may need amalgam, which is metal. At one time, amalgam was used prominently for all fillings. But to ensure standing up to the force of chewing, they are still sometimes advantageous for those teeth that take the brunt of it.
A visit to our office every six months will determine if you have any cavities that need to be filled. Schedule one by calling us right now.