Under ideal circumstances, you would prefer to not get any cavities at all. That is most certainly our goal for you, but sooner or later most anyone is going to encounter needing treatment for a cavity. And when that occurs, you can depend on our New Haven best dentist, Carl. P. Prota, DMD.
The origin of cavities can be found in dental plaque and its hardened form, tartar. The bacterial acids in those substances erode your enamel and that causes decay. If there is too much decay, a cavity forms. In addition to helping you prevent cavities, our New Haven best dentist is also dedicated to the prompt care of any cavities that do develop. Your part in the process is to come in for a complete oral examination every six months. Periodic x-rays result in the detection of cavities while they are still small enough so that you don’t have any serious risk of inner tooth damage. Using laser dentistry, the state-of-the-art in oral treatment technology, it is much easier to prepare the filling material that will be used to address the cavity in question. Our New Haven best dentist has various filling materials available, including tooth-colored ones, represented by ceramic and composite. The type of material that is best suited will depend on the location of the tooth, among other factors. Teeth that show when you smile, laugh, or speak benefit the most from fillings that blend in near perfectly with the color of your teeth. No filling material is expected to last forever, but you can get many years of use out of them. However, if you don’t continue to take good care of your oral wellness, new decay may occur around the filling, which results in it coming loose.
If you have a toothache, or if it’s just time for your six month checkup, contact our office to set up an appointment. Cavities dealt with proactively are less likely to be a problem later on.