Do you have a cavity? It is essential to remove the tooth decay as quickly as possible to prevent the decay from spreading. Cavities can be problematic, because they cause damage to your teeth and can lead to pain and discomfort if they are left untreated.
Unfortunately, cavities are quite common, but luckily there are dental treatments that can be used to restore the tooth. It is important to visit our office at Millennium Dental for regular checkups, so that we can help you prevent cavities. If a cavity occurs, then we can offer tooth filling treatments to protect your smile.
When decay sets into a tooth, it is essential that the dentist removes the decay to protect the healthy sections of the tooth. But, the tooth will be weakened when the cavity is removed, and that space needs to be replaced with a tooth filling. This treatment will restore the appearance of the tooth, so that you can maintain the same size and shape even after the decayed portion has been removed.
There are times when tooth fillings might be needed even without a cavity. If you have a tooth that is cracked or damaged, the dentist might make the suggestion to use a filling to strengthen the tooth and prevent further damage. For example, if your tooth were to be damaged while playing sports or in another type of accident, then these dental treatments can be used to repair the tooth and restore your smile.
If your tooth is damaged, then it is essential that you seek dental treatment as soon as possible. Some people delay their dental appointment because they are busy or they don’t like visiting the dentist, but procrastination might actually lead to bigger dental problems later on. If you are worried about the cost, keep in mind that dental fillings cost less than other major dental treatments, such as crowns and root canals. So, don’t delay your treatment, because you will actually save money by receiving a tooth filling treatment right now instead of a bigger (and more expensive) treatment in the future.
Whether you need dental fillings right now, or you are looking for ways to avoid dental fillings in the future, we invite you to contact us today. At Millennium Dental, our goal is to offer exceptional dental care to protect your smile and help you maintain great dental health. Call us to schedule an appointment with our team.