Cavities affect almost everyone. No one wants tooth decay, but it is the most common oral health problem.
With that said, you don’t want decay to steal your smile. Instead, you need to take action as soon as you notice a problem. With restorative dentistry in San Antonio, Cosmetic Dental Associates can get your smile back in shape again.
This is your plan A when it comes to tooth decay. Brush and floss daily. Visit us for professional cleanings a few times each year. You also can get dental sealants and fluoride treatments can further reduce your risk of cavities.
This is the simplest way to repair a tooth damaged by a cavity. After removing the decay, we fill the hole in your tooth. By using a composite resin, you regain your ability to bite and chew while restoring the natural appearance of your smile.
If you don’t notice decay or you don’t act quickly to address it, your cavity may be too big to fix with a filling. In those cases, you can get a dental crown to repair your tooth. By coming to our office, you can get a same-day crown with our CEREC system.
Let’s say you keep putting off doing something about your decaying tooth. In time, that decay can reach the innermost part of your tooth. That can result in a tooth infection, and a root canal procedure is how you deal with that situation. The good news is that root canals can be performed practically painlessly with local anesthetic and modern techniques.
If your decay is so severe that we can’t save your tooth, you may need to have it removed and replaced. Hopefully, you won’t be in this situation, but rest assured that we can discuss your replacement options if you find yourself here.