For a large number of people across the country, dental cavities are a fact of life. You would be surprised to learn how many people have to get cavity filling done in Lacey, WA and elsewhere even before they are past their teenage years.
Dental filling is a treatment for restoring a decaying tooth to its normal shape and function. Cavity or a hole in the tooth is formed when mouth bacteria form a stick layer of plaque on the tooth surface, which gradually destroys the enamel. The major causes for this tooth decay and cavity formation are:
- Improper brushing and lack of flossing
- Dry mouth
- Diet full of sugars and carbohydrates
- Certain medical issues like bulimia, radiation for cancer treatment
Do you have a dental cavity? Schedule a visit to the clinic of Austin R. Smith III, DDS today for cavity filling services in Lacey. Let us help save your tooth from further decay.
Lacey Cavity Filling
Cavities are a common dental problem. Probably that is why hardly anyone takes them seriously. The sad fact is that unless cavity filling is done in time, tooth decay can result in serious complications.
Problems caused by untreated cavities include:
- Sever pain, Tooth abscess or pus formation
- Trouble in chewing
- Permanent loss of tooth
- Adverse impact on overall health
We advise that you adopt good oral hygiene practices and avoid tooth decay. However, if any dental cavity does develop, do not delay getting it filled. Contact us for cavity filling around Lacey right away so that you can enjoy optimal use of your natural teeth.
Our cavity filling process involves removing the decayed portion of the tooth and replacing it with a strong filling material such as porcelain and composite resins.
Porcelain Fillings Lacey
White composite filling and porcelain fillings make excellent options for treating tooth cavities. Gold and silver amalgam fillings that were popular in the past lost favor because of high visibility and tendency to expand/contract with temperature changes.
We offer porcelain fillings for our Lacey patients as these white fillings can be tinted to look just like the natural teeth of the patient. Moreover, porcelain fillings:
- Adhere strongly to the tooth
- Retain the same shape and size
- Do not harm or weaken the tooth
- Are very durable
Call us to learn more about porcelain fillings.
Let Austin R. Smith III, DDS treat your dental cavities with porcelain fillings. Call our Lacey area clinic at (360) 352-2400.