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Cavities & Fillings in Valencia

Caring for All Your Dental Needs

As you drink your ice-cold beverage, you get a sharp pain in your tooth. Or maybe you have started avoiding chewing on a particular side of your mouth because of the pain that it causes you. If you find yourself in these situations, then you may need a cavity filling. With a filling from Dr. Marvin Tong, DDS, in the Santa Clarita Valley, you will be drinking and eating without the fear of pain radiating from your teeth.

You don't have to suffer any longer. Call our Valencia general dental office at (661) 766-4455 today to schedule your appointment.

Offering Composite Fillings in Valencia

Unlike gold and amalgam fillings, composite fillings are made out of a material that best matches the natural color of teeth. Due to this property, composite fillings are often the preferred filling material, since it gives you a more natural look. While usually more expensive than metallic fillings, you'll be glad that you went with composite, as your smile will radiate for all to see.

The primary types of fillings are:

  • Gold
  • Amalgam
  • Composite
  • Porcelain

Treatment of Cavities in Valencia

Cavities develop when plaque that is attached to a tooth begins to produce an acid that boroughs through the enamel, creating a hole in the tooth. If not treated, cavities can become larger, affecting the surrounding bone structure and the root of the tooth. While not 100% effective, there are steps that you can take to protect your teeth from cavities.

How Do I Avoid Getting Cavities?

  • Limiting your sugar intake
  • Visiting your dentist twice per year for a checkup and cleaning
  • Brushing and flossing regularly

If you are experiencing pain in your mouth, you may require treatment for cavities or composite fillings. Schedule an appointment today at (661) 766-4455.

Commonly Asked Questions

How long does a composite filling last?

Composite fillings can last for many years, but their lifespan can vary depending on the size of the filling, its location in the mouth, and your oral hygiene habits.

Can cavities be treated without fillings?

In some cases, early-stage cavities can be treated with fluoride treatments or dental sealants to prevent further decay. However, more advanced cavities usually require fillings to restore the tooth's structure.

Do cavities always cause pain?

No, cavities don't always cause pain, especially in the early stages. Regular dental checkups are important to detect cavities early before they develop into more serious issues.

What are the potential risks of not treating cavities?

Untreated cavities can lead to further decay, infection, and even tooth loss. It's important to seek treatment for cavities to prevent more extensive dental problems.

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