We have it drilled into our heads from a young age just how bad cavities are, and what steps to take to prevent them from occurring. So we brush and we floss a few times a day. Despite our best efforts in prevention, we can still get cavities. In cases like this, we should remember its okay and that there are several options to help us preserve the tooth after a cavity happens.
Most commonly, cavities are treated with dental fillings. During a dental filling, Drs. Bennett and Lee will first clean out the cavity before filling it with a special resin. After that, the resin bonds to the tooth in order to strengthen it.
If the cavity in your tooth is too large for a filling, but still has strength left in it, a partial filling can be used for treatment. Depending on their installation, partial fillings are also called inlays or onlays, and they repair the cavity while providing the tooth the strength necessary for regular usage.
In cases where the cavity has decayed the majority of the tooth, dental crowns are installed. During this treatment, the majority of the tooth’s enamel is removed. A crown is then created in a dental lab and used to replace the decayed enamel, ensuring that your tooth will last you for years to come.
If you have any questions about cavity treatments or would like to schedule an appointment with our dentist in Flemington, New Jersey, please call our office today.