Will A Filling Change Your Appearance Or Bite Function?

Cavities do irreversible harm to our teeth when they form, which is why restorations like dental fillings and dental crowns have to be permanently placed. If you need to have work done to address dental decay, what will the placement of a filling really do to your smile, or to your ability to bite and chew food? Fillings at our Sheridan, WY dentist’s office can match the color and texture of your teeth. Because of this, they can be put in place without drawing unwanted attention. In addition to providing cosmetic support, the composite material used to make fillings is able to support your tooth so that you can continue to bite and chew without problems.

How Dental Fillings Fit Into Restorative Dentistry

Dental fillings are the first option for treatment if you need to have a cavity treated. This is a conservative solution to the problem of permanent enamel damage caused by decay. The filling will only occupy the space where decay formed, leaving the surrounding tooth structure alone. While a limited amount of your enamel is lost, the surrounding material is left alone when your dentist takes care of your tooth. When larger cavities form, it may be necessary to use dental crowns instead of fillings so that you have enough support to bite and chew without hurting the tooth again.

Our Fillings Match The Look Of Healthy Enamel

When you receive your dental filing, your dentist will confirm that it matches the color of surrounding tooth enamel. When the colors match, the filling easily blends in to the surrounding tooth and avoids detection. The material is applied as a liquid. When it hardens, it will occupy the surrounding shape where infected enamel had to be removed. Once that hardening takes place, the filling will bond to your enamel to provide a remarkable level of support.

You Can Still Put Bite Pressure On A Tooth After Treatment

If you are not able to bite and chew with a natural jaw motion, you can end up putting stress on your joints and muscles that can lead to TMJ disorder. You can avoid this problem after restorative treatment, as your tooth will be strong enough to bite and chew even after a restoration has been put in place. If you feel that you can no longer trust a restoration to support your tooth, make sure that your dentist knows and can address the problem.

Talk To Your Sheridan, WY Dentist’s Office If You Need Dental Treatment!

Our dentist’s office in Sheridan, WY is ready to take care of your tooth when you have a problem with decay. By placing a custom dental filling, we can make sure that your tooth is protected without changing the way you look. If you wish to find out more about our services, contact Grinnell Street Dental in Sheridan, WY by calling 307-672-7567.