Protecting A Tooth After Cavity Treatment

When cavities form, they will cause permanent harm to tooth enamel. Because of this, restorative dental work has to address the damage in a way that keeps a tooth healthy as well as strong enough to provide bite support. At our Sheridan, WY dentist’s office, we can both remove decayed tissues and provide protection through the placement of dental fillings and dental crowns. Each option will provide you with coverage that successfully matches your healthy enamel. They also provide the kind of stability needed to make biting and chewing comfortable. While many practices require at least two appointments to place a permanent crown, we should note that our office can complete your care in one visit thanks to the CEREC technology we use to produce these restorations.

What Keeps A Tooth Safe After A Cavity Is Addressed?

Any time a cavity has to be treated, your care will conclude with the placement of a permanent restoration. The type of restoration you receive will be based on what shape your tooth is in. For many cavities, we can provide conservative care with dental fillings that only cover the affected area. If a tooth requires more support than this, we can provide it with a crown that will completely cover the structure above your gum line. With both options, we are able to provide care without changing the way you look, which means you do not have to worry over the outcome of restorative work when it addresses problems with a front tooth.

Planning Treatment With A Lifelike Filling Or Crown

Through treatment with either a lifelike dental filling or dental crown, we can make sure that your smile is preserved, that your tooth structure is protected, and that you are safe from complications. A composite filling is applied directly to the area where decay had to be treated. This process only requires a limited change to your tooth structure. If you need a dental crown, we will have to surround the tooth, which makes more preparatory work necessary. Through the use of CEREC technology, we can have restorations placed in less time than other practices require. This is because we have the means to design, make, and place your crown in our office. Because the restoration you receive can imitate the tooth itself, this will provide oral health as well as cosmetic benefits.

Talk To Your Sheridan, WY Dentist About Cavity Treatment

The right approach to cavity treatment is one that fully addresses decay while keeping your tooth safe and secure. If you would like to find out more about how we can take care of your oral health without altering your appearance, reach out to Grinnell Street Dental at our location in Sheridan, WY at 307-672-7567.