At Stone Creek Dental, our team aims to give every patient who walks through our doors the best dental experience they have ever had! We genuinely care about the health and well-being of each, and we hope that is noticeable. Getting to know our patients, providing quality care, and implementing education on the importance of oral healthcare are just some ways our practice goes about this. Educating our patients includes informing them how to stay on top of any dental treatment they may have been avoiding.
Why Dental Treatment Is Important
Coming in for a cleaning and exam every six months is essential if you want to avoid restorative treatment in the first place. In addition to ridding your teeth of hard-to-reach plaque, small cavities will be spotted before they result in infection. If a cavity is discovered, your dentist and hygienist will devise a carefully curated treatment plan and present it to you with a detailed explanation before moving forward.
What Are Restorations In A Dental Treatment
One of the most frequent treatment options needed by patients, restorations, involves returning a tooth to its optimal structure and health. They include everything from fillings to root canals and are used to treat cavities, missing teeth, and tooth decay. They usually treat cavities resulting from plaque and tartar buildup on one’s teeth, which eats away at the enamel. Minor cavities need fillings, but an infection may form if the cavity is left alone for too long. This could result in a patient needing a root canal.
A root canal is the next step if a tooth is beyond filling. During root canal treatment, the infected tooth’s root will be entered, and the infection will be removed. Once the root of your tooth is healed, a filling will be placed, and it will be functional again. If possible, we want to avoid giving patients root canals, so we must see you regularly!
Restorative treatment is also the way to go if you experience an accident that results in a chipped or missing tooth! We offer crowns to prevent weak or broken teeth from further damage. The best part about crowns is that you won’t notice them; your smile will be as good as new. By mimicking the look and feel of your natural teeth, they will be returned to their original aesthetic and function like a charm.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
If you have pending treatment, it is the perfect time of year to get it scheduled! Make sure your smile is ready for the holidays, and use any remaining dental insurance benefits you have before the year comes to a close. Many insurance companies won’t allow remaining benefits to roll over into the following calendar year, so take advantage of them.
If you have questions about dental treatment or want to schedule an appointment, call Stone Creek Dental at (940) 891-0389.