When you notice a hole in your tooth you need to go to the dentist to have the tooth examined, x-rayed, and restored.
Although you don’t feel pain, the tooth can still be infected. The infection can affect other teeth, your jawbone, and spread elsewhere in your body. Schedule an appointment with our office right away to have your tooth examined. If the cavity is too large for a composite filling, then a porcelain onlay or inlay may be used to restore the tooth. Onlays and inlays preserve tooth structure, and in addition to building up the tooth again, they look completely natural.
A badly damaged tooth may require a porcelain crown.
It is important visit us as soon as possible because if the pulp (living tissue) inside your tooth dies, the nerves die with it and a root canal treatment may be needed. If you procrastinate getting treatment, the damage to your tooth can progress and make treatment more difficult and more costly.