Can Decayed Teeth be Restored?
Tooth decay can occur even when individuals diligently protect their teeth and follow proper hygiene practices. Decay results from bacteria accumulating on and damaging the enamel that covers our teeth. And as we eat, the sugars left on the surfaces of the teeth feed bacteria. These bacteria then produce acids, which strip away (or erode) the white enamel, revealing the yellower dentin beneath.
Additionally, leaving decay untreated can lead to more severe problems, which may necessitate a tooth extraction or other more involved procedure. But you can fight against dental deterioration by contacting us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Joanna Claustro. Our cutting-edge, tooth-colored fillings can restore your dental health and beauty at Joanna Claustro DMD & Associates in Ashburn, VA.
Can decayed teeth be restored?
Absolutely! We understand that the thought of a dental filling fills many people with dread. But state-of-the-art dental technology has made this procedure more effective and efficient than ever, meaning it's easier on you. And, of course, we'll administer local anesthetic to make it as painless as possible. We can also apply stronger forms of sedation to relieve patients' anxieties and improve comfort.
Once the dental tissues have been numbed, we begin by using a dental drill to remove the areas of decay. Once we've removed the decayed parts of the tooth and cleaned the site, we will fill the resultant hole with the previously mentioned composite, tooth-colored fillings. These fillings will strengthen the tooth, help prevent future decay, and restore your beautiful aesthetics.
Explore your options and remove decay with tooth-colored fillings
Fillings provide an outstanding treatment option to stave off further tooth decay and reverse the effects of cavities and other damage. Yet, not all fillings are equal. The outdated versions of old were composed of an amalgam, a mixture of metals such as mercury and silver. However, these techniques presented multiple disadvantages: mercury is toxic, and amalgams generally did not bond as well as possible with one's natural enamel.
So, we've done away with the obsolete, and now we utilize a new, more advanced type of filling made from a composite resin. This material fills the tooth to restore its strength and protect it from further harm and cavities. It's also tooth-colored, so it matches with your pearly whites, and no one will be the wiser.
Treat decay and win back your dental health today
To crush cavities, destroy decay, and protect your long-term oral health, there's no better strategy than to see us for a dental exam at Joanna Claustro DMD & Associates. Our experienced team, led by Dr. Joanna Claustro, can detect the signs of decay and cavities and devise the optimal solution based on your unique needs.
So, don't wait any longer, and let what may be a simple case of decay evolve further and threaten your teeth or other tissues, including the gums and jawbone. Instead, get in touch with us or pay us a visit in Ashburn, VA.