Many people get cavities because their teeth are susceptible to tooth decay and other problems. Brushing and flossing must be kept up on so that the teeth stay clean and healthy. At ValleyWide Dental, our Palmdale CA dental care center help prevent dental decay and cavities from getting worse. Gum disease strikes thousands of Americans each year, and is a leading cause of tooth loss and bone loss.
Cavities happen when tooth decay reaches inside the tooth and decays the inside, creating a hole. Fillings help to fill up the hole and keep it from progressing. Ceramic is the strongest material used for fillings, and works great in areas that are most visible, such as the front teeth. They’re aesthetically a good choice for a dental filling due to their ability to blend in with other teeth as well. If a cavity is severe and the pulp inside the tooth infected, a root canal may be recommended. After a root canal, a cap or crown is placed over the tooth to protect it. Crowns and caps can be used to cover dental implants and over cracked teeth. Sometimes caps and crowns are also used over teeth that have become discolored or stained. The crown restores the look of the tooth to its natural appearance.
Our Palmdale CA dental care center is available any time to answer questions regarding your dental health and to help educate you and your family on the importance of preventive oral care. We teach our patients how to keep teeth clean and healthy, and to prevent future cavities and tooth decay by using proper brushing and flossing methods. For more information on how you can prevent tooth decay and gum disease, check our website today, or call our offices to speak to a knowledgeable staff member.