Ouch! Are you no longer able to enjoy snacks, meals, or even your morning cup of coffee without pesky tooth pain getting in the way? When brushing your teeth, have you noticed white patches on the surface of some of your teeth, or even dark grey or black lines along the crevices of some of your teeth? If so, you could be struggling with a dental cavity. Some studies indicate that nearly 90 percent of adults will suffer from dental decay. Fortunately, if you are one of those diagnosed with a cavity this year, you could enjoy improved comfort and confidence with a modern dental filling.
Don’t Delay Treatment If You Could Have a Dental Problem
One of the most important things to remember about your teeth is that while they are strong they do not have the ability to repair themselves the way some other parts of your body are able, like your skin. This means that when the teeth are damaged, due to acidic decay or trauma, for that matter, restorative dentistry is needed to help protect them from further wear.
A Dental Filling Can Help Restore Your Smile
While dental fillings were once made mainly of metal, many patients found these uncomfortable because of the high conductivity level of metal. They were also embarrassed by the obvious appearance of metal fillings and crowns. Fortunately, modern fillings can be made of a composite resin material that looks natural, and conducts less heat. This material also bonds tightly with teeth, creating a great protective barrier against bacteria that could cause infection.
Need Restorative Treatment?
Don’t ignore dental pain. Restorative treatment can help keep your problems from worsening. Prompt detection and treatment is the best way to protect the smile. Call Stephens and Gatewood Dentistry on Cypresswood Drive at 281-320-2000 to schedule your restorative consultation. Located in Spring, TX, we also proudly serve the residents of Houston, The Woodlands, Tomball, Cypress, and all surrounding communities.