Everyone deserves the chance to feel confident and comfortable in their own skin, and in many cases, the first step begins with one’s smile. Indeed, cosmetic dentistry offers a few different options for addressing surface-level blemishes and concerns so that you can achieve your smile goals. Keep in mind, however, that sustaining a beautiful smile is only possible with a healthy foundation of preventive care. In today’s blog, your Astoria, NY dentist discusses the importance of seeking restorative treatment in a timely manner and the benefits of treating your cavities early with dental fillings.
Why Fill Your Cavities?
It goes without saying that preventive dentistry is the name of the game when it comes to caring for your smile. After all, there are several factors that affect your grin on a daily basis – the foods and beverages you consume, your use of tobacco products or alcohol consumption, your level of preventive care, the presence of oral bacteria, etc. – and unfortunately, there are not nearly as many natural defenses. With that in mind, your smile could use all of the help it can get.
When oral bacteria are not properly managed, they are able to feed off of particles of food that may become lodged between the teeth. Bacteria that feed on sugar found in those food particles produce a destructive acid that aids in the dental decay process. As the infection targets a particular area of a tooth, it can soften over time and a small hole known as a cavity can form.
Once you are aware a cavity has formed, it is important to seek out your restorative treatment options in a timely manner. Decay will only continue to worsen without treatment, and the last thing you want to endure is significant damage as a result of waiting too long for care.
Dental Fillings To Meet Your Needs
In the early stages of tooth decay, your dentist might recommend treating a cavity with a dental filling. A filling appointment consists of carefully clearing the decay and filling the open cavity with dental material.
Depending on your specific needs, Dr. Leibowitz may recommend the use of either silver amalgam fillings or composite resin. Give our team a call today to learn about your dental filling options and how our team can help.
Discreet Benefits From Composite Resin
If you are in need of cavity treatment and are looking for a highly realistic finish, composite resin fillings are the preferred treatment option. Not only does it allow for optimal adhesion, but the composite material is tooth-colored, allowing it to blend with your natural teeth.
Schedule Your Visit Today
To learn more about the benefits of restorative dental fillings, contact Jeffrey Leibowitz, DDS in Astoria, NY by calling 718-728-8320 and schedule your next appointment with our team.