How Restorative Dentistry Can Help with Your Cavities



Have you ever wondered exactly what cavities are? Have you ever wondered why dentists have a particular aversion to them?

Cavities are holes in your teeth. Medically speaking, cavities are tooth decay. While a dentist should treat every dental ailment with the same amount of attention, treating tooth decay should be every cosmetic dentist’s priority.

What causes a cavity?

Cavities arise when bacteria breaks down your tooth enamel. Plaque, the sticky film of bacteria, is the culprit behind most cavities. When plaque forms around your tooth, the bacteria produces tooth-damaging acid that infiltrates the tooth. Plaque’s effects become worse when you eat a diet high in acids and sugars. Improper dental care can also make things worse.

The longer a cavity is left untreated, the more the bacteria will begin to decay the interior of the tooth. Needless to say, this will lead to much larger dental issues, and it can affect your overall health. If you suspect you have a cavity, jump to action. Contact your restorative dentistry office immediately.

How will my cavities be treated?

A specialist in restorative dentistry, such as Dr. White, will first examine the tooth. If a cavity is caught quick enough, the restorative dentist may perform a filling treatment.

A tooth filling is a restorative dental treatment to repair a damaged tooth and keep any more bacteria from entering into the tooth. The restorative dentist will remove any decayed tooth material, clean out the tooth and fill it in to recreate the tooth’s normal shape and function.

There are multiple types of filling material. They include:

Gold Inlays

Silver Fillings

Plastic Resins

Porcelain Fillings

Consult with your restorative or cosmetic dentist to decide which type of filling material is best for you.

Need a Restorative Dentist today?

If you need restorative dentistry help, contact Dr. James White’s office today. Our team of Las Vegas dental experts offers a variety of dental services in Las Vegas, whether it is preventative dentistry or cosmetic dentistry. Start your summer with a healthy, new smile.