Have you been suffering from discomfort, lately, when trying to enjoy a meal, a snack, or even a drink? If so, it could be due to an untreated dental problem, like a cavity, a chip or a crack. Any damage that causes the sensitive layer of tooth beneath your enamel to become exposed to food, air and bacteria, can lead to worsening discomfort over time. It can also cause tooth infections, which can be quite painful and require more extensive restorative treatment to address. Fortunately, if you seek treatment at the first sign of trouble, it is likely that the dentist could help restore your smile quickly, and with great-looking results!
Tooth-colored Fillings Can Help Address Most Cavities
Dental fillings are one of the most common forms of restoration, and that is because dental cavities are the most common issue for kids and adults, alike. In fact, some studies indicate that over 90 percent of the adults in America will be diagnosed with dental caries, or cavities, as they’re most commonly known.
Fortunately, tooth-colored fillings are a fast and effective way to protect most teeth damaged by acidic erosion. These fillings are made of composite resin, which bonds tightly with teeth and conducts less heat than metal, allowing for more comfort as well as cosmetic benefits.
Deal with a Chip or Crack with a Porcelain Crown
Dental crowns can help to address other issues, like chips or cracks. They also create tight seals against further exposure to bacteria. Yet, thanks to porcelain’s stain resistance and durability, veneers can last for more than ten years with proper preventive care.
Thanks to porcelain’s customizability, crowns can also be crafted to look natural, even seamless within the smile.