Cavities in the teeth occur when proper oral hygiene habits are not kept. It is important to detect cavities in the early stages to preserve as much of your natural tooth structure and to prevent any extensive treatment and discomfort. Dr. Xavier detects cavities during the exam, although some cavities are detected during the visual exam, while others are visible only in the x-rays. Carivu is an advanced transillumination technology used in our oﬃce to detect cavity development in the early stages, to ﬁnd the precise location of cavities and cavities under the existing ﬁllings.
At Texan Smile, we use composite resins, which are tooth-colored ﬁlling materials. These are more aesthetically pleasing since they match your natural tooth color and appearance. They also require less removal of tooth structure compared to silver ﬁllings. Filling material replaces the defective tooth structure and restores the function, strength, and esthetics.
It is very important to treat cavities in order to protect your teeth from more major, potentially damaging problems in the future. Failure to treat cavities on time can cause more damage to the tooth structure, leading to larger ﬁllings, crown, root canal, and even complete loss of teeth in severe cases. Once the treatment is completed, the dental fillings can be maintained by proper home care measures, including regular brushing, mouthwash, and ﬂossing.
Dr. Xavier and the whole team at Texan Smile want to ensure that all of our patients receive the quality dental care that they need. Cavity prevention and treatment is an essential part of proper dental care and oral hygiene. If you have any questions for us about our dental fillings or any of our other services, please do not hesitate to give our office a call. Do you need to book an appointment with us? Schedule your visit today by filling out our online form. We can’t wait to help you meet your dental goals!