While dental work to treat your cavity can preserve your oral health, you may worry about how it will impact the way you look. If treatment has to take place in a more conspicuous part of your smile, will you still feel good about your appearance, or will you have to deal with the embarrassment of having a conspicuous filling or crown? At our Irving, TX dentist’s office, we are prepared to help you deal with decay without taking away your confidence in the way you look. One way we do this is by providing tooth-colored fillings that preserve how you look while they also provide the long-term protection needed after a cavity is addressed.

Can Cavity Treatment Affect How You Look?

A cavity will do permanent harm to your enamel, and that harm worsens the longer you wait to do something about it. The good news is that the treatment for your cavity does not have to alter your appearance. With a custom dental filling that is tooth-colored, or a crown made with the right materials, a procedure can take place that offers functional support without making any changes to how you look.

Receiving Your Tooth-Colored Filling

A tooth-colored dental filling is made with a resin substance that serves as a good visual match for your tooth structure. The material is applied directly to the site where your cavity was treated; upon that application, the material will harden and create an enduring bond. Beyond providing an appearance-friendly solution, this is one that minimizes the impact of cavity care. Your procedure only concerns the area where decay formed, so the surrounding tooth structure is not altered; because the substance bonds directly, you are protected against the gradual opening of space between the restoration and enamel.

The Relationship Between Cavities And Your Regular Dental Visits

Regular dental visits both reduce your overall cavity risk and help ensure any that form are caught and treated early. At home, you should protect yourself with daily flossing and twice-daily brushing. When you do this, you can fight the accumulation of food particles as well as bacteria. The additional support of regular exams provides thorough cleanings that fight plaque and tartar buildup as well as reviews for any potential problems. A review can actually lead to the discovery and treatment of a cavity before you are aware that something is wrong.

Talk To Your Irving, TX Dentist About Treatment With A Tooth-Colored Filling!

Because we offer tooth-colored fillings, we are able to take care of patients’ smiles while also addressing their oral health needs. If you would like to find out more about how we can care for you, please reach out to Defining Smiles in Irving, TX today at 972-717-0860.