Do you have pain in your tooth when you eat something sweet? If so, chances are that you may have a dental cavity. If this is the case, and you do have a cavity, you will want to have it treated as soon as possible so it does not become larger and more serious. In the early stages, cavities only affect the tooth enamel, but in time they can work their way deeper into the tooth – even eventually working its way to the center of the tooth where the nerves are located. If you would like to see our dentist regarding cavity treatment in Bowers, come to see us at our dental practice, James C. Blankenhorn DMD.
At our practice our expert and highly-trained dentist is Dr. Blankenhorn. Our entire practice is dedicated to providing exemplary dental care for the families in the Berks County area. Our private practice has been in Kutztown since 1984, although Dr. Blankenhorn has been practicing dentistry since 1979. Our practice is state-of-the-art, including digital x-rays that greatly reduce any radiation exposure for patients. When our patients have cavities, they are able to select from different filling options. Our recommendations for the dental filling to use for cavity treatment in Bowers will usually depend on the location and size of the cavity.
Cavity treatment in Bowers includes selecting a dental filling material, which generally falls into two main categories: amalgam fillings and composite fillings. Silver amalgam fillings are generally recommended for back teeth or places where there is a need for filling strength. Silver fillings are able to withstand vigorous chewing forces and are perfect for cavities in the back molars. For a cavity that is in a front tooth, or a tooth that shows when you smile, our dentist will most likely recommend a composite filling. These filling materials are tooth colored and will perfectly match the color of your tooth. They are much more aesthetically pleasing. Additionally less of the tooth needs to be removed when these filling materials are used. They also bond to the tooth, making the tooth stronger. When you need the services of a great general dentist, contact us for an appointment.