Cavities aren’t just for children. Dental decay can occur in patients of all ages. Fortunately, today’s dental fillings are tooth-colored, so they do not detract from smile aesthetics.
If you have a cavity, the course of treatment is a dental filling.
Your general dentist in Greeley, CO numbs the area and gently clears away the decay, creating clean margins and a solid foundation for your dental filling. We typically use composite resin to close your cavity. This is a tooth-colored material that we bond to the tooth. We can also use this resin to bond your teeth.
Dental bonding means your dentist applies resin to a chipped, discolored, or oddly shaped tooth to improve the aesthetics.
You may experience mild soreness after the anesthesia wears off, but this goes away fairly quickly. Over-the-counter pain relievers should do the trick.
If you’re looking to lower your risks for cavities, remember to visit your dentist twice per year, cut down on sweets, and never skimp on the brushing and flossing!
Contact Your Dentist in 80634 to Schedule Your Next Dental Checkup
Your Greeley, CO dentist wants you to have a healthy smile for life. Regular dental exams and teeth cleanings play an important role in that health.