Bacteria is normally present in everybody’s mouth. The food we eat combines with this bacteria and produces acid. It is this acid that causes decay or a cavity within the tooth. The size of the cavity will determine the type of filling or crown needed to repair your tooth. By closing off spaces where bacteria can enter, a filling helps prevent further decay.
With today’s advancements, dentistry now provides you with alternatives in dental fillings to create functional, long-lasting, and natural-looking results. Dr. Michael Brody offers a variety of different types of fillings, such as tooth-colored composite resin fillings or porcelain inlays or onlays.
To treat a cavity your dentist will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and then “fill” the area on the tooth where the decayed material was removed.
It is important to detect and treat cavities as soon as possible. The sooner they are detected, the more conservative the treatment can be. Smaller fillings last longer and are less costly. Delaying treatment can lead to pain, higher costs, and more complex treatment. We recommend regular digital x-rays ad needed and cleaning appointments every six months.
Call today to schedule your family's six-month checkups or your own cosmetic dentistry consultation.