Did you know that only one percent of people will never develop tooth decay? Since about 99% of the population will experience at least one cavity, it’s safe to say that restorative dentistry is a necessity for most people at some point in their lives. Dr. Arun Garg and our team at the Center for Complete Dentistry, explain the importance of restorative dentistry and the benefits of white restorations.
The Facts about Tooth Decay
Tooth decay is caused by tooth enamel damage and a strain of bacteria called streptococci mutans. In fact, dental caries (cavities) are classified as an infectious disease. Your tooth enamel is the toughest substance in your body. Composed of strong minerals like calcium phosphate, tooth enamel guards the sensitive interior structures of your teeth from harmful bacteria. However, if tooth enamel is damaged, your teeth are unprotected from harmful oral bacteria. Once bacteria attack the inner structures of your teeth, they can ultimately infect and irritate your nerves and pulp which manifests as a toothache.
White Fillings in South Florida
At the Center for Complete Dentistry, we offer white, metal-free fillings. For small cavities, fillings are used to protect the tooth from further damage and restore its size. Our white fillings are made from composite resin that is biocompatible. Composite resin fillings are natural-looking restorations that are strong enough to withstand daily tooth functions such as grinding and chewing food.
White Crowns in Aventura
For patients in need of more extensive restorations, crowns address badly damaged or severely decayed teeth. A crown is a restoration that is placed over the tooth like a cap. In the past, crowns were most commonly made from metal or gold. Today, patients enjoy tooth-colored crowns made from high-quality porcelains or porcelain fused to metal. These types of crowns are custom made to beautifully match your surrounding teeth and restore tooth size and shape.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Garg for general, cosmetic, restorative, or implant dentistry, contact our Aventura dentist office at (305) 935-4991. We serve patients throughout South Florida, Aventura and the surrounding areas.