Superficial cuts in the skin disappear without a trace, infections are killed with antibiotics, broken bones mend, and inflamed tissues subside. However, our teeth can’t regenerate. Decay can be halted in its progress, but scientists are still years away from actual enamel regeneration. That’s why the team at Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center strongly emphasizes preventative dentistry.
The healthiest mouths have all teeth intact and free of current or former cavities. But how many smiles can boast such an admirable record? Very few. The stark reality is that most individuals get one or more cavities over the course of their lifetime.
In fact, most people in Colorado probably don’t even know someone who has never had a cavity. Tooth decay is second only to the common cold as the most frequent health trouble in childhood. By the time we reach our 30’s, many of us have even had a root canal or two. Depending on the size of the cavity, after cleaning and preparing the tooth, Drs. Almeida can fill it, place a crown, or perform a root canal, usually followed by a crown.
Restorative dentistry in Lone Tree has come a long way. Modern restorations have many advantages over those in years past. There are stronger and more natural-looking materials used for restorative dentistry in Lone Tree. Many of our patients at Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center who have not had a filling for a while are not aware that white fillings are available. You can even replace old amalgam fillings with white fillings and give your mouth a makeover! As we said before, when a tooth is injured, it is never exactly the way it was before. But now, with modern restorative dentistry in Lone Tree, it can regain strength and beauty.