Will Cavity Treatment Have An Effect On My Smile?

Sure, restorative dental work can make sure that a cavity is no longer hurting your tooth, but can it also benefit your smile? People sometimes worry about treatment because they expect to receive a conspicuous metal dental filling or dental crown, both of which can attract unwanted attention. At our Austin, TX dentist’s office, we can actually provide our patients with restorations that offer both protection and cosmetic support. This is because our fillings and crowns can match the appearance of your healthy enamel. As a result, your tooth can remain protected against damage and decay while also maintaining its healthy appearance.

We Use Restorations That Match The Appearance Of Your Healthy Enamel

Dental fillings and dental crowns made at our practice can provide the necessary protection a tooth needs after decay, but they also provide cosmetic support. Both can imitate the look of your natural tooth enamel, so they can blend in with your smile successfully. We can even make sure that the color of your restoration is a good match.

Taking On Decay With A Tooth-Colored Filling

Tooth-colored dental fillings are made from a biocompatible resin material that bonds with your enamel. That bonding process keeps it securely in place, and prevents the formation of gaps between the restoration and your tooth. Because the resin closely imitates the appearance of healthy enamel, it can be hard to spot when in place.

Dental fillings are used when possible because they are a more conservative treatment option than care involving the placement of a crown. However, it is not always possible to use them as they may not provide enough support if you have an advanced cavity. Keep up with regular dental exams to limit your risk of experiencing an advanced cavity.

We Provide Same-Day Crowns For Patients With Serious Dental Troubles

If your cavity is too large for a filling, or if you have a tooth that is physically injured, we may determine that a dental crown is necessary for your treatment. At other dental practices, work that involves the placement of a crown can require more than one appointment. Fortunately, we are able to reduce your treatment time thanks to CEREC technology. We use CEREC to plan, design, and craft crowns on site. Because we can perform all of these steps in-house, it is possible for us to make dental crown placement a same-day procedure!

Talk To Your Austin, TX Dentist About Scheduling Cavity Treatment

At our Austin, TX dentist’s office, patients who are concerned about the cosmetic effect of cavity treatment can be happy to learn about our smile-friendly restorations! We can make sure that your cavity is restored while still preserving the appearance of your teeth. To find out more, or to make an appointment, call Austin General Dentistry today at 512-346-5540.