Preventing dental cavities and maintaining a healthy set of teeth takes a little commitment on your part. You’ll need to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss your teeth daily. Occasionally, even with excellent home care, a tooth may get a cavity. You may not always feel pain with a cavity, so be consistent with your dentist visits to prevent cavity development. At your dental appointments, a dentist will inspect your teeth, discover any cavities that may be lurking in your teeth, and give you advice on repairing the cavity.
If you do feel the symptoms of a cavity or hole in your teeth, you may feel:
If you feel any of these symptoms, don’t just mask the symptoms with medication. Contact Dr. Tran right away, so the cavity doesn’t cause any further damage.
When a tooth begins to decay, this decay must be stopped. One of the ways to prevent further decay in a tooth is by having a filling placed into the area of the cavity. Having a filling put into a tooth prevents further damage to the tooth, and may prevent more costly and extensive dental work in the future, like an extraction or a root canal.
Traditionally, people were given fillings with a silver amalgam product. Everyone who looked in your mouth could tell you had a cavity repaired. The result of a silver amalgam filling cures the cavity and the cost is low, but the look is unsightly. Thankfully, today’s dental patients who needs a filling may choose a more aesthetically pleasing white filling.
White dental fillings are made from a composite resin. This composite resin’s strength is as sturdy as the traditional silver filling, and will correct any cavities you may have. The best aspect of a white dental filling is that it resembles the way a tooth naturally looks. White dental fillings are appropriate for people with cavities or who have had an injury to their teeth.
Obtaining a white dental filling is a fast and easy process for Dr. Tran to perform. Dr. Tran has a great deal of experience in using white composite resin to fill teeth. The entire procedure only takes from 15 to 45 minutes to perform. First, our centennial dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb your tooth. Next, a special dental tool removes the tooth decay, after which the filling is placed in the hole. Finally, Dr. Tran will ensure that your bite is properly aligned. After he checks the alignment of your teeth with the new filling, you will be free to resume your normal activities with no pain and a healthier mouth.
For more information on white dental fillings, please call Dr. Tran today.