Sometimes brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day simply isn’t enough to stop bacteria from forming a small cavity on one of your teeth. While your regular dental check up at [practice-name] will find any cavities, if you do notice a tooth that has recently developed change in texture, sharp edge of small hole you should contact Preston Hollow Specialists immediately. Having the cavity filled as soon as possible will keep the cavity from developing into a more serious problem.
If your dentist finds a cavity on the biting surface of a molar or premolar, they will often recommend repairing it with an inlays or onlay. These two types of fillings are very similar. They are often made from gold or a porcelain material.
The only significant difference between the two is related to the size and location of the cavity. Your dentist will use an inlay to repair a large cavity that is limited to the biting surface of a tooth. Where an onlay is called for to repair a larger area of decay that extends from the biting surface to one of the sides of the tooth.
If you have noticed a cavity any of your teeth or on the biting surface of one of your back teeth, you should call Preston Hollow Specialists at 214-691-5621 to schedule an appoint to have it repaired as soon as possible.