Some type of restoration will have to be used to take care of your tooth if you have a cavity. While this may be unavoidable (except when you effectively prevent cavities), it does not mean you have to accept treatment that will alter your smile. At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we provide custom dental fillings that can actually imitate healthy enamel. When we put one in place, we can make sure that it closely matches the color and texture of the surrounding tooth to prevent problems with your appearance. We can also discuss treatment with an attractive dental crown if decay does too much harm to make treatment with a filling possible.

Is It Necessary To Place A Filling When You Have A Cavity?

While we cannot use a dental filling for every cavity treatment, a restoration will be needed. When decay becomes a problem, it will do permanent damage to your enamel. Given too much time, a cavity can actually work through this layer of the tooth and create more worrying issues. However, a small cavity is still severe enough to do irreversible damage. To address this, we will place a custom restoration intended to keep you safe from another infection, support your bite function, and preserve your smile.

Approaching Restorative Work Without Changing Your Smile

If you need to have a cavity treated at our practice, we will take care to fully address it while preventing changes to your appearance. After removing decayed tissues, we will use a resin material that we apply directly to your enamel to cover the space left by your cavity. When that filling is placed, the material will harden and bond to the surrounding tooth. At this point, you can marvel at how little your smile has changed, and enjoy long-term protection for a tooth that had suffered permanent harm.

When You Need A Dental Crown

A dental crown is sometimes necessary in cavity treatment. Simply put, sometimes the damage to a person’s enamel is just too serious for something smaller to go in place. Because crowns completely cap teeth above the gum line, they can provide lasting support after severe decay or physical trauma. We can work with you to make sure that your crown has the right look, and that it is strong enough to provide meaningful protection.

Talk To Your Mansfield, TX Dentist About Treatment With A Lifelike Filling

Dental fillings can do more than just keep a tooth safe from harm after cavity treatment. At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we can provide restorations that imitate your enamel while they also protect the surrounding tooth structure. To find out more, or to set up an appointment, please contact Mansfield Dental Associates at 817-473-6227!