Modern dental care makes it possible for your dentist to provide you with a discreet, durable restoration for a tooth affected by a cavity. When you receive a dental crown or dental filling made with modern materials, which can mimic your enamel to a remarkable degree, you can preserve your appearance. That means even tooth decay in a highly visible area will not lead to undesirable smile changes! It is important to note that even if the quality of restorative dental work has improved, you should take every precaution to protect yourself against cavities. After all, the damage done by decay is permanent. If you want to improve your defense of your smile, talk to your dentist about how you can take better care of your teeth at home, and make sure you are attending regular dental exams.
Modern Care For Your Cavity Can Keep Your Smile Looking Great
Large and small cavities can be treated discreetly, so your tooth still looks natural. Composite resin fillings can bond directly to your enamel, and match its color and texture well enough to be camouflaged in their surroundings. Your dentist can offer dental crowns made from multiple materials. While a metal crown might be best for a molar, which is less visible and under more stress, there are more esthetically pleasing materials that can be used for more visible teeth. Ceramic and zirconia crowns can be made to look remarkably like your natural tooth.
Making Plans To Avoid Future Cavities
Setting up future appointments with your dentist will ensure that you have ongoing care, including valuable care from your hygienist, who will give your teeth a thorough cleaning. You should also take action by improving your daily care – keep up with brushing and flossing, and look for ways to eliminate sugar.
Talk To Dr. Hawks About Arranging Your Cavity Treatment
By arranging your cavity treatment with James M. Hawks, DDS, you can make sure your smile enjoys fantastic care. Life-like fillings and crowns will provide you with natural-looking support for damaged teeth. Our practice is proud to serve families in West Des Moines, Urbandale, Johnston, Waukee, Grimes, and all of the surrounding communities. To schedule your next appointment, call our office today at (515) 225-6665.