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Preserving Your Appearance While Treating Multiple Cavities

Treatment for tooth decay should not be delayed. Once a cavity is found, our Seattle, WA dentist’s office is prepared to provide the appropriate restorative dental work to stop the problem from progressing. In some cases, it is actually necessary to plan treatments for several teeth, as multiple cavities may have formed since a patient’s last appointment. Will this lead to unpleasant changes in the way you look? Will treatment to fully restore your smile leave you with noticeable restorations that make you self-conscious? We can provide these services for you without changing your appearance. Because we use lifelike materials to create our dental fillings and dental crowns, we can do advanced work to restore your oral health without hurting your appearance!

What Happens When You Have Problems With Multiple Cavities?

If several of your teeth have cavities, it will be important to take care of all of them to stop any complications from occurring. Once a cavity forms, it will do permanent harm to your tooth structure, and that harm will only worsen until you have treatment performed by your dentist. If a review of your smile leads to the discovery of several cavities, we can arrange to treat all of them. As part of our review, we will see if any of your teeth require root canal therapy.

We Can Provide Treatment With Lifelike Dental Restorations

Dental fillings and dental crowns are permanently placed on teeth after work is done to address decay or physical trauma. It is necessary to keep them in position because our enamel is not able to heal naturally after serious harm occurs.

  • If a cavity is caught in time, we can use a conservative dental filling to treat your tooth. Fillings only occupy a limited amount of space, as they only cover the area where a cavity formed. Our lifelike fillings can be applied directly to the area where you had a cavity removed – once applied, the material will bond to your enamel to provide lasting support.
  • For cavities that are larger, including those cavities that call for root canal therapy, we will provide dental crowns. Dental crowns cover teeth, providing more support while requiring more preparatory work. To make sure that teeth have the protection they need, crowns must be strong enough to hold up against years of biting and chewing pressures. In some cases, we can use partial crowns that leave more of your tooth structure intact, but still cover more than a filling can.

Protecting Yourself Against Future Cavities

Effective preventive dental services will help you avoid further troubles with dental decay. At every routine dental exam, a patient receives a thorough teeth cleaning as well as a check for active problems. By removing harmful substances, we can stop problems from occurring and help you avoid restorative care!

Talk To Your Seattle, WA Dentist’s Office About Cavity Treatment

Ballard Neighborhood Dentist is ready to help patients in need of restorative work, even if they have several cavities that need to be treated. To find out more about our practice and services, call our dentist’s office in Seattle, WA today at 206-789-2555.

Cosmetic, Restorative, and General Dentistry

It is our goal to provide comprehensive dental care for your whole family. Our wide range of services means that you can see us for all of your needs — without having to visit multiple practices to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.