Cavities, or tooth decay, can significantly affect one’s oral health and wellness and may put patients at risk of developing further problems such as infection. However, with an early diagnosis and effective dental care solutions, patients can move forward from this condition and keep their smiles healthy and functioning. At RK Dentistry, Richard J. Koeltl, DDS of Danville, California, our team will educate you on the benefits of composite tooth-colored fillings for areas of decay.
A cavity, commonly referred to by professionals as dental caries or even tooth decay, is essentially a breakdown of the natural tooth enamel due to acids and sugars that can remain on the surfaces of the teeth. This can lead to holes or openings in the teeth, making them weaker and more vulnerable to further decay or serious infection.
Cavity formation is commonly caused by poor oral hygiene habits, a high-sugar diet, and bacteria buildup in the mouth. This is why our team encourages patients to see Dr. Richard Koeltl regularly for a cleaning and evaluation to monitor for the early signs of decay.
Cavities may not always be noticeable at first, as they often start developing on the tooth’s outer layers. However, as they progress, cavities can cause symptoms such as tooth sensitivity, pain when biting or chewing, and visible holes or discoloration on the teeth. An evaluation is recommended to examine the tooth and determine what needs to be done to treat it.
There are a few advantages to using composite resin materials to fill areas of decay. It is:
Have you been diagnosed with a cavity? Are you seeking a restoration that not only solves the problem but is aesthetic within the smile? Look no further than the team at RK Dentistry, Richard J. Koeltl, DDS, offering composite tooth-colored fillings. Call 925-732-5516 to request a visit to the office, conveniently located at 4165 Blackhawk Plaza, Circle #200 in Danville, CA.