A Ginormous Cavity?

Kelowna Cosmetic DentistryWhen we repair a tooth with a cavity or some other damage at Choose Your Smile in Kelowna, the procedure the dentist chooses depends on the location of the problem. We’re talking tooth-specific locale here.

If there is a chip, crack, or tooth decay on the biting surface of a tooth, an onlay or inlay is often created to restore the tooth.

Inlays and onlays are a type of tooth restoration used successfully. They are usually bigger than a conventional filling yet smaller than a complete crown. An inlay is used to fill an area inside the cusp tips or bumps of a tooth. An onlay covers an area that includes more than one cusp.

The inlays and onlays we place for our patients are indistinguishable from natural teeth. The inlays and onlays:

  • Are stain resistant
  • Do not lead to tooth sensitivity
  • Are beautifully matched to natural teeth
  • Strengthen the tooth and guard against further decay or damage

At Choose Your Smile in Kelowna, the services available include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

778-769-2754

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301-1890 Cooper Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7

 

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It’s Better To Prevent A Cavity Than Fill One

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The goal of preventative dentistry is to maintain oral health so that no restorative dental work ever becomes needed. That is always what we aim for at Choose Your Smile in Kelowna: avoiding dental fillings and other issues.

Brushing your teeth and flossing is the best means of preventing problems. It is also important to get your teeth cleaned and examined twice a year.

With children, an extra layer of protection comes with dental sealants. Sealants are a thin plastic covering, generally used on the chewing surface of the molars. These teeth are especially susceptible to trapped food particles, and are also the hardest ones to brush. The goal of a sealant is to guard a tooth against decay, which is always preferable to filling a cavity.

Despite efforts to keep children’s teeth healthy, many children develop several cavities during their childhood years. Since the rate of tooth decay commonly declines with age, if teeth remain intact during childhood, there is a better chance that these teeth can stay healthy for decades.

At Choose Your Smile in Kelowna, we provide more than just dental fillings. We offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures to keep your smile beautiful. And we encourage second opinions if you’ve ever got any questions about recommended procedures. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

778-769-2754

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301-1890 Cooper Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7

 

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