When it comes to dental concerns, oral appliances such as mouthguards or even braces can provide a significant amount of help. Indeed, traditional and nontraditional concerns alike are constantly coming into contact with your smile, and without consistent care, you could very well face significant infections sooner as opposed to later. To prevent this, your dentist recommends taking steps to thoroughly care for your teeth. Sometimes, however, oral bacteria may have another plan. In today’s blog, your Lake Orion, MI dentist takes a look at the common concern of tooth decay, and how tooth-colored fillings provide restorative care in a discreet manner.
Combatting Tooth Decay
It goes without saying that tooth decay is among the most common of dental concerns. As a matter of fact, it affects millions of people every year in a variety of ways. Further, when decay is not treated or addressed, it will continue to spread and wreak havoc on your smile. That being said, it may be a common concern, but that does not mean it cannot get out of hand. But how does it begin?
You see, dental decay is a result of oral bacteria-producing acids that eat away at your tooth and enamel. These microorganisms lurk in the hard-to-reach areas of the mouth, where they feed off of food particles that help them create these acids.
In its earliest stages, tooth decay may present as a small hole or a cavity in the tooth. This cavity will grow in size if left untreated, and infection will slowly creep inside of a structure. Not only does this lead to infected teeth roots that hinder your oral function, but an increased possibility in losing a permanent tooth as well. For more information about this process, give our team a call today.
Why Fill Your Cavities?
In order to avoid the potential for tooth loss, it is important to seek treatment in a timely manner. As a matter of fact, the earlier you treat your tooth decay concerns, the more likely you are to receive successful treatment. This is not to say that root canal therapy and other procedures are less successful, but that it is easier to mitigate smaller amounts of damage as opposed to significant damage. Give our team a call today to learn more about your options.
A Lifelike Finish
In addition to mitigating infection, our tooth-colored fillings can be completed without the use of metal. This allows for a much higher quality finish through discreet treatment. Further, the composite material used for fillings can even be shade-matched to your teeth, providing a virtually seamless result.
Schedule Your Visit
Contact Lake Orion Family Dentistry in Lake Orion, MI by calling 248-693-6213 to learn more about the lifelike benefits of composite resin fillings, and schedule your next appointment with our team today.