What is a Dental Cavity?

Dental Cavity

A dental cavity, or sometimes called tooth decay, is what happens when a hole forms in your tooth. Typically, they start small but over time become bigger if they are not treated properly. It is one of the most common health problems in the world, happening to anyone with teeth. It even happens to those with the best oral hygiene routines. Visiting dentists regularly can help you prevent, or detect early tooth decay. Learning that you have a cavity from a dentist visit is not the end of the world. In fact, there are many treatment options for cavities depending on the severity. 

Treatment Options for Dental Cavities

Cavities are able to be treated in a few different ways by dental professionals. Dentists can drill and remove the decayed part of the tooth and then replace it with a filling material, a procedure referred to as dental fillings. In a more severe case of tooth decay, a dentist can replace the natural crown of the tooth with a dental crown. This method fully restores the decayed part of the tooth. Dental fillings and dental crowns both can come in silver, gold, or porcelain-looking forms. Detecting cavities early is the best way to maintain the health of teeth.

Dental Cavity at AH Dentistry

Dr. Alberto A. Herrero is an experienced dentist at AH Dentistry, able to help you with any dental needs. Our office offers various cavity filling options performed at our Ann Arbor, MI location. Dr. Herrero will customize the best dental health plan and techniques to give you the smile you want. AH Dentistry’s office has skilled doctors, dental hygienists, and dental assistants who will gladly help you get the smile you want. If you have any questions regarding dental implants or any of our other dental health services, please call our office today at (734) 222-9140 or contact us online.

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