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Could You Feel Better with a Modern Dental Filling?
Posted on March 10th, 2017
Are you having a hard time enjoying meals, snacks or even sips of your favorite beverages lately, because of discomfort that seems isolated to a single or even several teeth? If so, it could be due to an undiagnosed dental cavity. Sadly, almost 90 percent of the adults in America will be diagnosed with cavities, and approximately 30 percent of school-aged children will struggle with dental decay, too. Fortunately, prompt restorative treatment can help improve your comfort and likely your confidence, as well. So if you are ready to start enjoying your meals again, and to feel proud of your smile, talk to your restorative dentist about how a modern filling could help.
Don’t Ignore Symptoms of Dental Decay
It is important not to ignore any potential warning signs of dental decay, lest the problem worsen without treatment. Teeth are strong, but they cannot repair themselves the way other parts of the body can, so the sooner you seek treatment the more likely you are to prevent extensive problems such as infections.
While discomfort is one of the most common indicators of cavities, many patients also notice deep discoloration, white patches, or heightened sensitivity as a cavity is developing.
Can a Filling Help Your Smile?
Modern dental fillings are a minimally invasive form of restoration that can generally help to restore comfort, after dental decay. They are also designed to look natural, allowing for renewed confidence. While metal fillings were once common, now many dentists recommend composite resin tooth fillings instead, both because this material can be shaded and sculpted to look natural, and because it creates a tight bond with the teeth.