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Preventive Resin Restorations

A complete preventive dentistry program includes: brushing and flossing, use of fluoride, good nutrition, restoring fractured fillings and teeth, treating decay as soon as possible, and regular dental examinations. For maximum benefit, preventive resin restorations should be used as part of children’s and adults’ total preventive dental care.

Stay a step of ahead of the bacteria in your mouth.

Preventive Resin Restorations are fillings that are applied to the biting surfaces of teeth to prevent decay from spreading deeper into the more sensitive areas. Toothbrush bristles cannot effectively clean out bacteria from deep pits and narrow grooves. The trapped bacteria now have the opportunity to spread and cause decay. Preventive Resin Restorations flow into and coat the pits and grooves, creating a shallow and smooth surface so that food and bacteria simply slide off the tooth surfac         

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Since these pits and grooves are in the outermost layer of the tooth (enamel), the Preventive Resin Restorations can usually be placed without dental freezing (local anesthetic). Managing the decay early in its development not only maintains sound tooth structure, but also allows you to enjoy your appointment without the discomfort of the needle and being numb.

Waiting until the tooth becomes sensitive indicates that the decay has progressed to the deeper parts of the tooth and treating this decay usually requires anesthetic. So, why wait for sensitivity to develop and react to the problem? Prevent the decay from getting worse and treat your cavities as soon as they are detected.

We will always recommend early preventive treatment instead of waiting for the problem to get worse and then reacting to it. Appropriate use of Preventive Resin Restorations can save time, money and the discomfort associated with some dental procedures.

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