We all know the importance of a regular brushing and flossing routine. Two to three times a day, we clean our teeth to help prevent them from getting cavities. Even though we have good habits, sometimes cavities can still happen. If you practice good dental hygiene and still get a cavity, don’t feel bad. Dr. Gloria Barredo is here to help and has several treatment options available.
Typically, a cavity can be treated by having a dental filling put in. To do this, Dr. Gloria Barredo cleans out the cavity and then fills it with a resin which bonds to your tooth to provide strength. If the cavity is too big for a filling, other steps are necessary.
A partial crown, also called an inlay or onlay depending on its installation, is used when the tooth still has strength but the cavity is too big for a filling. The partial crown will restore strength to the tooth while repairing the cavity.
In cases where the cavity has decayed the majority of the tooth, a dental crown will be required for treatment. After removing the majority of the tooth’s enamel, a crown is made in a dental lab and then used to replace the lost enamel. A dental crown will prolong your tooth’s life for years to come.
If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment, please call our office in Jupiter, Florida, today.