The formation of a cavity is nothing to take lightly. Even when the problem is caught in time, it does permanent damage to your tooth structure that must be addressed for the sake of your oral health. At our Irving, TX dentist’s office, we can make sure that you have lasting protection, and we can even provide that protection with a restoration that preserves your smile! We can provide a dental crown for your tooth that imitates your healthy tooth structure to provide cosmetic as well as functional benefits. When possible, we can use inlays and onlays to provide more conservative care for teeth that need more support than a dental filling provides.

Is There Really A Way To Treat Your Cavity Without Changing Your Smile?

In order to properly treat your tooth when you have a cavity, you will need to have a restoration put in place. During a regular dental exam, we can identify trouble with your tooth structure that we can address with a dental filling. Unfortunately, as more time passes, a cavity keeps growing, and you may find that by the time you see someone about a possible problem, you need more than just a filling for support. In this situation, we can make plans to protect your tooth with a crown after we treat decay. The good news is that we can rely on CEREC technology to provide a custom crown that preserves your appearance.

Receiving A Custom Dental Crown

A custom dental crown is placed over your tooth after your cavity is treated, and after preliminary work to make sure your restoration has room to stay secured. We take care to closely measure patients’ teeth before they receive their restorations, as that care helps ensure you receive the right kind of support. A crown is intended to do more than just guard a vulnerable tooth. When in place, it is counted on to apply bite pressure with your natural teeth and preserve your natural dental function.

We Can Offer Inlays And Onlays To Provide More Conservative Care For Teeth

While you may need more support than a filling can offer, it may not be necessary to provide a full crown that surrounds your tooth. You can instead receive an inlay or onlay. These are partial crowns, which provide necessary support while letting your dentist preserve healthy surrounding enamel. These can also be placed without changing your appearance.

Talk To Your Irving, TX Dentist About Treatment For Your Cavity

Through the appropriate cavity treatment, we can make sure that your smile is preserved even as we take care to keep your tooth completely safe after your restorative procedure. If you would like to find out more about how we can help you, please call Defining Smiles in Irving, TX today at 972-717-0860.