Cavities can ruin the look and health of your teeth. Decayed teeth may have black spots or turn gray. They can also get weak enough to crack or break off. Cavities may allow bacteria to infiltrate the interior of your tooth, causing a root canal infection. The longer a tooth is subject to decay, the worse your dental issues get. While it’s not always an oral hygiene problem—it may be that you have a genetic disposition that detrimentally affects your teeth—catching cavities at their earliest appearances means more conservative and less expensive treatments.
Preventing decay relies heavily on:
At Still & Reece Dentistry, we offer tooth-colored fillings to treat small to medium-sized cavities. Tooth-colored fillings are also known as “white fillings” or as “composite resin fillings.” The advantages of these fillings are that they’re strong, durable, and best of all, match the color of your existing teeth. Once the filling is placed in the area of decay, and then hardened with a special light, no one will be able to tell your filling from your natural tooth!
Crowns, onlays, and inlays are porcelain restorations for teeth too damaged to be treated with fillings. Crowns, inlays, and onlays are used for a variety of restorative purposes including large cavities, teeth treated for root canals, broken teeth, and other dental issues. Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that offer a full replacement for your tooth. It’s placed onto a tooth that has been shaped for it to fit, and after placement, it will look just like your natural teeth. Inlays and onlays are partial crowns placed on teeth that need larger repairs than fillings, but don’t necessarily need a full crown. If you need a tooth restored, please come to our general dentistry practice in Barnwell for your fillings and crowns.
At Still & Reece Dentistry, we offer fillings and crowns for patients who need tooth restorations. We serve families live in Barnwell and all nearby towns. Please contact us to make your dental appointment.