Tooth Decay: Who to trust with your damaged tooth?
At Hillview Dental Care we know that saving your tooth, when possible is always the best option. Tooth decay happens to everyone at some point in their life. You may begin to feel sensitivity, tooth pain or nerve pain. You may even have a cracked tooth when you didn’t realize there was any damage. If this happens, you can depend on Hillview Dental Care to provide you with quality crowns and dental fillings. Dr. Greg Meier is a skilled dentist, who provides urgent dentistry and is also an excellent cosmetic dentist, so you can be sure that your restoration will be beautiful and look natural.
Glad I went to Hillview Dental Care for my tooth filling!
“I’ve had bad teeth all my life. Cavity after cavity and I dreaded going to the dentist. I had a bad experience in the past and when I chipped a tooth on a piece of ice, I let it go for far too long. When I was in so much pain that I had to miss work, my boss recommended I see his dentist, Dr. Greg Meier. Best decision ever! I felt so comfortable throughout the process of getting the crown I needed that I also went ahead and had Dr. Greg Meier replace several old amalgam fillings I had with tooth colored ones. Now I can smile as big as I want and not worry that people are looking at a mouthful of metal. I would recommend Dr. Greg Meier and Hillview Dental Care to anyone.”
I Need a Dental Filling: How did this happen?
Did you know that bacteria in your mouth develops within thirty minutes of when you eat? These bacteria colonize and form a film, called Plaque, in order to attach themselves to the surface of your teeth. Acids are then produced by this bacteria that eat away at the enamel of your teeth. A cavity begins to slowly form over a period of months or even years when the acids are damaging the enamel faster than it can repair itself. To remove a cavity, you will need to have the tooth decay removed and a filling (usually of dental composites or porcelain). Once the filling is applied, a light that cures the tooth is used to bond the dental filling to the tooth and make it durable.
Teeth Cavities: Protect Your Tooth
Plaque and bacteria are attacking your tooth enamel right now! Here are a couple of tips to help you protect your enamel from tooth decay.
- Brushing two times per day with a fluoride toothpaste
- Limit between meal snacks
- Limit sodas and other acidic or sugary beverages
- Floss daily
- Use an antiseptic mouthwash
- Visit your dental hygienist for a cleaning a minimum of twice per year
Early Tooth Decay Detection Can Save you $$$
The earlier a cavity is detected the less expensive it is to restore. When a cavity is relatively small it is a simple matter to clean out the tooth decay and repair the cavity with a composite or porcelain filling. Once a cavity is larger, the tooth can develop an infection and need both a root canal and a crown to protect the remaining portion of the tooth. In extreme cases that have progressed beyond repair, an extraction may be need. Dental implants, cosmetic dentures and dental bridges are then used to replace the extracted tooth. For early detection of tooth decay in Ventura, Oxnard, or Ojai come into Hillview Dental Care regularly for a cleaning and exam. You will definitely save in the long run.
Scheduling Made Easy for your Tooth Decay Treatment
At Hillview Dental Care we know that making time in your busy schedule for tooth decay fillings or even routine maintenance can be less than enjoyable. With this in mind we make scheduling as easy as possible. We offer later in the day appointments on Thursday and lunchtime appointments Monday through Thursday to accommodate work schedules. We also have team members who can be reached 24 hours a day. You can call, even on a Sunday, to schedule your appointment when it’s convenient for you. You can also fill out the appointment request form below, letting us know when you would like to come in, and we will give you a call to confirm. It is our goal to provide you with top quality service that is convenient from the moment you arrive on our website or give us a call.
Don’t Delay, Call Us Today at (805) 643-4184!
Providing excellent dental care is not just our job; it’s our passion. We are here to help with any dental needs you may have including answering all your questions about tooth decay and cavity fillings. Click here to request a convenient appointment time or give us a call at (805) 643-4184. We are here to serve you.