Tooth enamel is meant to protect the teeth from damage. It does this pretty effectively, as it’s the most durable substance in the body, but it can get worn down from everyday use if proper oral hygiene is not kept. Neglecting to clean the teeth of food debris and plaque allows bacteria to collect on the tooth surfaces. These bacteria produce damaging acids that eat away at the enamel. Eventually, this can lead to a hole in the tooth, called a cavity. It is important to have dental cavities treated promptly by your dentist at Emiles Dental Care to stop the decay from spreading and causing more damage.
The standard treatment for a cavity is a filling and they removes the tooth decay that has formed and restores the tooth structure by placing another material on it to strengthen the tooth again. This will protect it from further decay. Your dentist in Etobicoke offers this common treatment to restore the health of your teeth.
Fillings can be made from a variety of materials, such as amalgam (silver), cast gold, composite, porcelain, and glass ionomer. The material used by your dentist at Emiles Dental Care will depend on the location of the cavity and cost. The most commonly-used materials are porcelain and composite because they are versatile, affordable, and can be colored to match the natural tooth color.
Cavities are usually found during a routine dental exam in Etobicoke. To fill it, the tooth will first be anesthetized to minimize pain and discomfort. The decay will then be removed using a dental drill, and the tooth will be cleaned. Your dentist will then place the filling material into the tooth, usually in layers to strengthen the filling. Each layer will be cured (hardened) using a special light. Once all the layers have been applied, the filling will be trimmed to match the neighboring teeth and polished.
Cavities are easily preventable with good oral hygiene habits. However, if you should develop one, your dentist at Emiles Dental Care can effectively treat it with a dental filling to restore it to health in Etobicoke.
Other than availing dental fillings in Etobicoke, ON you can also book for appointments in close by areas including Rexdale, Woodbridge, Toronto, hummer Summit, Malton, and Clairville. Visit us now!