Cavities


Here at Dental Design Studio, we are dedicated to the prevention of cavities.

Cavities are the breakdown of teeth, also called tooth decay. It happens when plaque builds up in your mouth, causing bacteria to form. This bacteria can damage both the enamel (the outer covering of your teeth) and the dentin (the inner part of your teeth).

Since most people don’t realize they have cavities, it is important to visit your dentist regularly. At your visits your dentist will perform a thorough examination and clean your teeth professionally to ensure you have a healthy mouth. They will look for any cavities since cavities are not painful right away.

One sign of a cavity is a toothache. However, if you have pain while you are eating or drinking, you should get your tooth examined.

Filings are used to treat cavities. Without treatment, your tooth and mouth can become even more painful. There are some times when the tooth needs to be removed, though that is not common.

If you have any questions about cavities or think that you might have one, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (209) 577-1313.

Fillings


Here at Dental Design Studio, we are proud to offer fillings to our patients.

Many people get cavities and broken teeth. To treat them, we offer fillings. Most people prefer to use composite resin because it looks like your normal teeth, though there are other options if you prefer. Composite resin takes a little longer because we have to apply it one layer at a time. We also need to use a special light to harden the area around the filling.

We recommend using a local anesthesia to numb the area before we start. We will clean out your bad tooth so that it is ready to be filled. Once your tooth is all filled, we will smooth over the rough edges and polish it so it looks natural.

Each filling is different depending on the damage, so it is hard to estimate the time and cost for each one.

If you have any questions about fillings or you think you may have one, please contact us today at (209) 577-1313.