If you have a cavity, treatment will have to take place in order to save your tooth from further harm. In order to ensure it remains safe, you will need to receive a filling or crown for support. While this can be less concerning when you need work done on a molar, which is hard to see, you can be less comfortable with treatment on one of your front teeth. Will the appearance of your restoration change your smile for the worse? Will you find yourself forced to awkwardly change how you smile and speak to avoid revealing a conspicuous crown or filling? Your St. Louis, MO dentist can provide a discreet approach to care, as our practice uses restorations that are made with materials that closely imitate healthy enamel!
Cavities Cause Permanent Damage To Dental Enamel
When oral bacteria cause cavities to form, restorative dental work provides the right response. The care that you receive both stops further damage and ensures that the vulnerable area of your tooth is protected. A dental crown requires more preparatory work, but it will provide the right support when more serious harm has occurred. With both of these options, we can care for your tooth without changing its appearance so it will continue to blend in, rather than distract from the quality of your smile.
How Lifelike Fillings And Crowns Provide Long-Term Support
Both our dental fillings and dental crowns can be made to match your tooth structure and preserve the way you look. Tooth-colored composite resin is used when we need to place a filling. The material can do more than just match your tooth structure, as it will bond with your enamel to be remarkably strong and long lasting. The composite material reacts less to temperature extremes than metal, which prevents changes in shape and size that can affect its support. Dental crowns can be made from porcelain or zirconia to provide functional support as well as cosmetic value. For a remarkably lifelike appearance, we can provide an E-Max crown.
We Are Also Here To Help With Cavity Prevention!
Through your regular dental exams and cleanings, patients are both protected against future problems and able to receive timely warnings about issues that have already developed. We can also use these visits as an opportunity to discuss your daily approach to smile care, which can lead to beneficial changes in your routine that make decay less likely to affect you.
Magnolia Family Dental Can Offer Lifelike Care When You Have A Cavity!
You should be concerned about your tooth’s health when you have a cavity, but with the right treatment available, you do not have to worry about your appearance after treatment. Magnolia Family Dental provides care with lifelike fillings and crowns so that your cavity will not force you to experience a permanent change to your smile. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office at 314-822-4521.