With the holidays among us and Thanksgiving just around the corner, most people are preparing for a festive gathering with delicious food. While it may not necessarily be at the forefront of most people’s minds, understanding the effects that some foods have on your smile is crucial to preventing cavities and other dental concerns this season. While it is a time to give thanks and relax with loved ones, your Newhall, CA dentist at Newhall Dental Arts urges you to not only keep your oral health in mind, but to know that if a cavity does develop, you may be able to restore your grin with a dental filling.
Restoring Your Tooth
When a cavity develops, the chances of further infection and potential for decay increase dramatically. Cavities are caused by oral bacteria that hide in the difficult-to-see parts of our mouth, such as between the gums and teeth and back molars. When allowed to persist, these bacteria secrete acids that harm the oral structure until a hole is formed. If left unchecked, this hole can become bigger and bigger and cause complications such as tooth aching or pain and even may result in tooth loss if not properly managed. Fortunately, most cavities can be handled with a dental filling that restores your smile.
Protection from Further Damage
A tooth-colored dental filling offers a solution that not only protects your teeth from further infection or harm, but provides a natural-looking appearance. When you attend your restorative visit, your dentist will carefully clean the affected area so as to remove infection or bacteria that is currently present so that once the composite is applied, you do not have potential threats to re-infect the structure. Next, the dentist will apply the dental composite to fill in the gap. Once it has been applied and contoured as needed, the dentist will harden the composite to create a strong barrier between outside dangers and the inside of your tooth. For more information, contact our office today.
A Lifelike Appearance
For a while, dentists utilized the benefits of metal fillings to protect your teeth from threats such as harmful bacteria or other microorganisms. While it did provide the strength needed to keep the structure safe, it also stood out as a blemish within a smile, disrupting the natural continuity. With tooth-colored fillings, however, your oral structure can be preserved and even shade-matched to the rest of your teeth, providing a strong but consistent grin throughout.
Schedule Your Visit
Give your smile the restoration it needs with a natural appearance. Contact the team at Newhall Dental Arts in Newhall, CA by calling (661) 259-7760 to learn how we can address your cavity with a composite filling.