Fully Treating A Tooth Affected By A Cavity

If you have a cavity, prompt care is definitely a good idea. What can happen if you put off services for a tooth you know needs to be worked on by your dentist? Decay will continue to spread and do damage to your tissues. The longer you let this go on, the more permanent harm you will experience. In time, this can lead to complications, and may even put you in a situation where your tooth needs to be extracted! At our Sheridan, WY dentist’s office, we can offer support through timely care for dental decay. To complete your procedure, we will provide a custom restoration that both protects the surrounding structure and preserves your smile!

How Serious Is Your Cavity?

A cavity will keep growing once it forms, which means waiting to schedule treatment makes you more likely to experience complications. Eventually, too much harm will occur to make treatment with a dental filling possible. At that point, a dental crown can be used. Whether you receive a filling or a crown, we can make sure your treatment ends with your smile preserved. We can also see to it that your tooth has enough protection to ensure you can still bite and chew without difficulty.

Treating A Cavity With A Discreet And Durable Resin Filling

A custom dental filling is put in the space where a cavity formed, but will leave the surrounding structure unchanged. This is the more conservative approach to treatment we can take, which is made possible when you have regular dental appointments scheduled. Once trouble is identified, your dentist will carefully remove the decayed tissues and take care of bacteria that are causing damage. After this, the resin material we use to make fillings is applied. As it hardens, it will actually bond to your tooth structure to provide discreet, dependable protection.

Using CEREC Technology To Provide A Same-Day Crown For Your Vulnerable Tooth

Through the use of our CEREC technology, we have the ability to place dental crowns in less time than other practices can require. We remove the need to have a third party lab produce a crown by designing, making, and placing them at our office. With digital imaging technology, we take detailed measurements of the tooth we intend to restore, then use the details we captured to digitally design and then produce the restoration that you need. This technology produces crowns made from ceramic, so it will be a good cosmetic match as well as a good fit for your tooth!

Talk To Your Sheridan, WY Dentist About Treatment For A Cavity

Timely treatment for tooth decay can protect you against oral health complications and ensure that your smile is preserved. If you have questions or wish to learn more about our treatment options, please call Grinnell Street Dental in Sheridan, WY at 307-672-7567.