Nothing is worse than chomping down on your favorite holiday treat and experiencing tooth pain. What’s more, that pain could actually be indicative of a much bigger problem, as regular tooth pain is not common. It could indicate a lodged structure, a chip or fracture, or even a sign of infection. If left unmanaged, this pain could increase and ultimately even cause tooth loss. Fortunately, your Leawood, KS dentist at Dreem Dentistry is prepared to help you. If your ache is caused by harmful bacteria that have been eating away at an oral structure, you may want to consider a filling and the benefits it can bring for your smile.
Slowing Down Tooth Loss
A cavity is a form of loss that begins with harmful bacteria attacking your healthy oral structures. These bacteria lurk in the recesses of your mouth that are hard-to-reach, such as behind the teeth, between them, near the gum line, and near the back molars. These bacteria begin breaking down the structure, creating a hole that will only continue to grow if it is not addressed. This could lead to further complications such as infection, decay, and even loss.
When you receive a dental filling, your dentist will first carefully clean the affected area so as to remove any decay or oral bacteria that is affecting your grin. Next, the dentist will fill the depression with a biocompatible dental composite in order to cover the exposed area and further reinforce your tooth’s strength. After this, the resin is then shaped to mimic the natural appearance of your teeth, and hardened. When this is complete, your smile is restored and your chances of loss have been reduced.
Preserving Your Natural Smile
One of the many benefits of receiving a dental filling include the ability to maintain your smile’s integrity. In some circumstances, teeth become so damaged, infected, or decayed that saving them is not an available option. These circumstances tend to occur when red flags such as pain or difficulty biting, chewing, or speaking arise and are not acted upon. If caught early enough, in many cases, we can tend to the problem without having to extract an oral structure, thus preserving your grin.
A Seamless Appearance
In addition to protecting your teeth from harm, dental fillings can also protect your smile’s appearance. We utilize a tooth-colored composite resin that is shade-matched to your teeth, thus providing a near seamless appearance in which detecting the restoration is difficult. For more information on this process, contact our team.
Schedule Your Visit with Our Office
Having a healthy, beautiful grin is our priority for you at Dreem Dentistry in Leawood, KS, and we welcome you to contact us by calling 913-681-5500 to learn more or schedule your visit with us today.