A cavity is a breach in the enamel of your tooth that can weaken the entire structure, open the tooth to infection and cause damage to the teeth around it. Dental fillings are one of the most common treatments to protect your teeth from further damage and repair the result of decay. Fife Dental Care offers composite dental fillings, a less invasive type of filling that maintains more of the natural tooth structure. This filling type is also cosmetically pleasing, blending in with your natural teeth.
How Dental Fillings Protect Your Teeth
When you experience dental cavities (caries), the structure of your tooth becomes damaged by decay. Treating cavities means removing this damaged tissue. Dental fillings are used to fill the open space and provide structural integrity to the tooth. This will help prevent the spread of decay and provide a strong chewing and biting surface for the tooth, protecting it against breaking.
The sooner you treat a cavity with a dental filling, the less likely you are to need a more extensive procedure, such as a root canal and crown. Composite fillings are olor-matched to your natural tooth color, making them a good choice for cosmetic reasons. The resin bonds to your existing teeth, meaning that less drilling is necessary to keep them in place.
Prevent Further Damage
Preventative dentistry keeps your teeth healthy and your smile beautiful. If you’ve been putting off having a cavity attended out of fear or embarrassment, it’s time to make your dental health a priority. You deserve a healthy mouth and Fife Dental Care can provide you with the treatments you need. Conveniently located at 2240 Grande Blvd SE, Suite 101 in Rio Rancho, we offer dental services to patients throughout the West Side. Contact Fife Dental Care today to learn more!