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Dental Fillings Treat Cavities In One Visit

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When a tooth develops a cavity, this can cause discomfort and without care, lead to painful infections and even the risk of a missing tooth. Our team can offer treatment in one visit, with results that blend with your tooth. With our team of helpful dentists in Tampa, FL, we can treat tooth decay with lifelike tooth-colored dental fillings.

The Causes and Warning Signs of Tooth Decay

Tooth decay occurs when harmful oral bacteria reach the dentin, the material that makes up most of your tooth but is usually protected by the outer enamel. However, factors like improper brushing and flossing, infrequent dental cleanings, and a diet high in sugar and starch can weaken and erode the enamel, so bacteria reach the dentin to cause tooth decay. Without treatment, the cavity will grow in severity until the risk of infection occurs. Warning signs could include tooth sensitivity when you eat or drink, or a toothache that lasts for more than a day. When you have a persistent ache, please see our team right away for treatment.

Placing a Dental Filling

Our team will carefully examine your smile to see if you need treatment for a cavity. If we discover a cavity, then we will likely to offer care with a filling. The procedure involves numbing the tooth and then removing the decay before we clean the tooth completely. We then apply a filling material to the tooth. We use a metal-free composite resin, which can be shaded to match the rest of the tooth structure. Thusi safe for all ages, and we apply it in several layers. We then shape and sculpt the tooth as we cure the composite resin beneath a special light. The last step is to polish the tooth for a brighter appearance and to limit the ability of plaque and tartar to adhere to it before your next cleaning.

Custom Crowns

What if you have an advanced case of tooth decay too severe for a dental filling? Then we can offer repair with a dental crown, which covers the entire tooth and can handle more severe oral health concerns. Again, we can use lifelike materials to ensure the results look natural, which provide quality protection for your tooth. If you have any questions about how our team will diagnose and treat issues like tooth decay, then contact our team today to learn more. Don’t let your cavity become an infection that threatens your smile’s stability!

Schedule Your Restorative Appointment At Westchase in Tampa, FL!

Our team wants to help you avoid the complications of a cavity, and preserve the tooth. To schedule your next dental visit, give us a call at our Tampa, FL office today at (813)792-8211!