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How Your Tooth Is Restored After Cavity Treatment

To stop a cavity that has infected your tooth, your dentist must remove the entire infection. This means that any area harmed by decay must be excised from your tooth. So what happens to your tooth after this takes place? The answer will depend on the size of that excision. Patients who have cavities treated early are more likely to be fine after

receiving a composite resin filling. However, a filling is not sufficient if your cavity is too large – it will not be strong enough to provide the necessary support. These situations will demand a dental crown for your tooth.

How A Filling Helps With Smaller Cavities

A filling earned its name because it “fills” the area of your tooth that was lost to decay. Composite resin is actually capable of bonding directly to the structure of your tooth for a secure, strong hold. You will also be happy to know that this material looks like your enamel, so its presence will be hard to detect. Composite resin looks so much like your natural tooth that it is used in cosmetic dental work, too.

Serious Tooth Decay Can Call For A Dental Crown

Composite resin fillings are not strong enough to support a tooth that has lost a significant amount of material to decay. A dental crown surrounds the tooth, and seals it from harm. Thanks to CEREC technology, you can have a crown with a realistic appearance in just a single visit. Your dentist will take down the required measurements, produce the crown, and place it in one appointment.

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