Tooth decay does permanent damage to your tooth structure, which is why treatment includes the placement of a restoration. While your enamel may experience irreversible harm, you do not have to fear a permanent change to your smile when the right approach to treatment is taken. At our Irving, TX dentist’s office, we provide restorative dental work that includes treatment with lifelike dental fillings and crowns. A filling is a conservative solution both because it limits the changes to your tooth structure and because you can enjoy care with material that closely imitates your enamel. We can offer this support when it is appropriate, and we can also help at times when a cavity has done more harm and makes more than a filling necessary.

Cavities Cause Permanent Harm—Your Dentist Can Help

Unfortunately, the damage that a cavity does is permanent—this means the affected area has to be removed, and it also means it will not grow back on its own. As a result, you will require a kind of care that permanently covers this area and supports your tooth so that you can bite and chew without problems. At our practice, we offer restorative dental work that includes care with fillings and crowns that actually match your tooth structure while providing functional support. This means that even if your cavity forms in an area that is hard to miss, your procedure can still preserve the way you look.

Trusting A Lifelike Dental Filling To Restore Your Tooth

With a lifelike dental filling, your tooth remains protected. The restoration is placed directly at the site where the portion of decay was removed. After the composite resin material we use is applied, it will harden and provide important support to both preserve the overall structure of the tooth and prevent new infections in the exposed area. This material will also closely match the appearance of your healthy enamel, which means it will not stand out and draw unwanted attention.

Taking Care Of More Advanced Decay

If a cavity keeps growing, it will reach a point where it has done more damage than a filling can address. If this has occurred, know that your dentist can still help you. We use CEREC technology to produce same-day dental crowns that can keep teeth safe and secure. The ability to place this restoration in the course of one appointment means that your tooth will have permanent protection sooner. The technology we use to produce these crowns can actually imitate healthy enamel and offer cosmetic as well as functional benefits.

Talk To Your Irving, TX Dentist About Treatment For Dental Decay

Through the appropriate treatment for dental decay, we can resolve problems with your oral health while still preserving how you look. To find out more about how we can treat cavities, please reach out to Defining Smiles in Irving, TX today at 972-717-0860.