For the most part, we all make a habit of brushing and flossing two to three times a day. These are the habits we are taught from childhood to help us prevent from getting cavities. Despite our best efforts, sometimes cavities will still happen. If this describes you, don’t worry! Dr. Bradley Bath understand you value your teeth and has several ways to treat your cavity.
Most cavities can easily be treated by having a dental filling. During a dental filling, Dr. Bradley Bath will clean out the cavity in the tooth then fill it with a special resin that will bond with the tooth in order to strengthen it.
If the cavity is too large for a filling and the tooth still has enough strength, a partial crown can be used to treat it. Also called an inlay or onlay, the partial crown will repair the cavity and restore the strength to the tooth.
In cases where a cavity has decayed the majority of the tooth, a dental crown becomes necessary. During this treatment, the majority of the affected tooth’s enamel is removed and replaced by a crown created in a dental lab. This crown has a long lifespan, to help ensure you have a healthy tooth years after this treatment.
If you have any questions about cavities or would like to set up an appointment, please call Cross Pointe Dental in Evansville, Indiana, today.