Posts Categorized: Restorative Dentistry

What’s Influencing Your Cavity Risk?

Cavity risks vary from person to person – one potential issue could be a serious problem for you, but have little effect on another person. You can work with your dentist to develop a full understanding and appreciation of your particular risks. That being said, there are common threats to your teeth that should be… Read more »

Preventing Serious Tooth Decay

Your goal should be to avoid tooth decay entirely, with diligence and regular visits to your dentist. If you do have a cavity form on your tooth, you should make sure to have it treated before it becomes serious. Because so many adults will develop a cavity in their lifetime, it is important to understand… Read more »

Taking Care Of A Problem Tooth

You only need one problematic tooth to throw off your smile, and potentially your oral health. Did you know that a cavity can spread past the tooth where it originally formed? This can be avoided with prompt treatment, but if you do not act on a tooth that hurts, or is especially sensitive, it can… Read more »

Different Cavity Treatments For Different Types Of Cavities

Whether it is large or small, your dentist will need to remove active tooth decay from your teeth to protect you from an active cavity. At first, that cavity will only cause problems with your enamel. You may not even feel pain from it. Unfortunately, once a cavity has started, there is not a way… Read more »

Do You Know What To Do After A Dental Emergency?

If you injured a tooth in an accident today, would you know what to do? Many people know part of how they should respond – avoid touching the root, do not dry or wash the tooth, replace it in the socket if possible. However, this is far from the only relevant information. What should you… Read more »

What Happens When You Don’t Treat A Cavity

When it comes to cavity detection and prevention, earlier is always better. A cavity that is identified early in its development can be stopped before damage reaches beyond your enamel. If a cavity penetrates your enamel and dentin, it can affect your pulp, and threaten the health of the living tissue at the center of… Read more »

Dental Crowns Can Restore Significantly Damaged Teeth

If you have a cavity, you will need to have it removed as soon as possible, to stop the decay from spreading. If your cavity is treated quickly enough, it will likely only need a filling. However, when a cavity has progressed past your enamel, and harmed the interior of your tooth, a filling may… Read more »

Dental Implants Keep Replacement Teeth Secure

Missing one or several teeth can affect the way you eat, and the way you talk. It can also leave teeth surrounding the absence vulnerable to loss. There are several ways in which lost teeth can complicate your life, beyond how it can affect your confidence in your smile. Dental implants can replace unsightly absences… Read more »

Treat Your Cavity to a Tooth-Colored Filling

Given the prevalence of tooth decay, there’s a good chance that you’re familiar with a dental filling. In fact, if you’re among the 90% of adults who’ve been affected by decay in one or more permanent teeth, you’ve probably had a dental filling placed at some point. Typically, a tooth-colored dental filling can treat your… Read more »

A Few Differences Between Metal and Tooth-Colored Fillings

If you haven’t already had to treat a cavity, then there’s a good chance you might at some point in your life (cavities affect over 90% of adults at least once). The good news is that, these days, we can treat most cavities with tooth-colored fillings, made from natural-looking composite resin rather than metal, like… Read more »