Got a Cavity? Talk to Your Dentist About a Filling

Got a Cavity? Talk to Your Dentist About a FillingWhen was the last time you enjoyed a meal or even a beverage without discomfort or outright tooth pain getting in your way? When suffering from cavities and other dental problems, once simple and enjoyable daily activities can become marred by the discomfort caused by poor oral health. Fortunately, modern restorative dentistry makes it possible to address most smile issues quickly and even with beautiful restorations. For instance, if you are diagnosed with a dental cavity, a tooth-colored filling could likely help to restore your comfort and your confidence.

Don’t Continue to Struggle with Dental Pain

While many parts of the body are able to heal themselves given time, the teeth are not one of them. Though tooth enamel is incredibly strong, it simply cannot repair itself after damage has been created by decay or another issue including trauma to the tooth.

This is why restorative dentistry becomes necessary, to help protect fragile or badly damaged teeth. A dental restoration also helps to improve a person’s overall smile comfort, by preventing continued exposure of the sensitive interior of the tooth to food particles, bacteria, and even air.

Enjoy Natural-looking Restorations

In the case of cavities, which are the most common dental problem faced by both children and adults, alike, many dentists now recommend tooth-colored fillings. These modern fillings are designed to feel comfortable and also to look natural, allowing for great confidence after restorative treatment has been completed.

Most modern fillings are made of a composite resin material, instead of metal. That is because the resin bonds tightly with teeth, and also conducts less heat than metal, helping lead to ongoing comfort.

In Need of Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry is important to preventing dental cavities from worsening, and keeping oral health problems from causing tooth loss. You can schedule a restorative consultation  with Gateway Dental Group in Des Moines, IA, today at (515) 244-9565.