How much can you really expect from a treatment to address a cavity? At our Irving, TX dentist’s office, you can look forward to long-term support from a restoration that is durable as well as lifelike. For many patients, we are able to treat decay through the placement of dental fillings. The material we use for our fillings is a composite resin substance that can both match and bond with enamel. We should note that cavities that grow too large require more than just the support provided by fillings. In these situations, we can help by placing crowns. Fortunately, we have the technology to have crowns ready in as little as one visit!

Why Are Fillings Placed?

Dental fillings have to be placed because the harm done by cavities will be permanent. If nothing is put in place to address the loss of once-healthy tooth structure, you become vulnerable to new problems, including the formation of an infection that puts your tooth and your overall oral health in jeopardy. While it is necessary to provide restorations when patients have problems with decay, we can work to minimize the overall changes by both conservatively addressing decay and using materials that imitate healthy enamel.

We Provide Treatment With Restorations That Can Match Your Tooth Structure

Restorations that imitate healthy tooth enamel can provide a desirable outcome from treatment. After all, it can be a relief to see that your smile has not changed even with the addition of a restoration, particularly when you had to have a cavity treated in a conspicuous area. These substances are still strong enough to provide functional support, so you will not have to worry that a lifelike restoration means you will have to change how you bite and chew.

Addressing More Significant Issues With Dental Crowns

For more significant harm to tooth structure, we provide dental crowns. These restorations are larger, as they cover the tooth above the gumline. At our locations, their placement can require two appointments. However, with the aid of CEREC technology at our office, we can shorten care to a single appointment. From taking digital measurements through the design, production, and placement of your restoration, we can do everything at our practice, making this a more convenient process than you might think possible!

Talk To Your Irving, TX Dentist About Treatment With A Lifelike Filling!

With lifelike dental fillings, we are able to respond to cavity issues without making undesired changes to the way you look. This is just one service of many we can offer when we need to take on active smile troubles. If you would like to find out more about how we can help you, please reach out to Defining Smiles in Irving, TX today at 972-717-0860.