Hello, friends of Gordon West DDS – Aesthetic & General Dentistry! Teeth take a lot of tender, loving care. And even when we do our best to practice daily dental hygiene, bacteria can still sneak in and cause tooth decay – the common cold of oral health. We have been filling cavities for years and would be happy to take care of any cavities or other dental troubles you are experiencing.
Few men and women go their entire life without getting a cavity. Unfortunately for some children, a cavity is the first health problem they experience in childhood.
Cavities are caused when bacteria, acid, food debris, and saliva combine to form plaque.
Plaque then clings to your teeth and the acid in the plaque starts to dissolve the enamel. The result is a hole in your tooth which can also be accompanied by a pain.
Because of how quick and effective dental fillings are, they are one of the best options to correct a cavity. Dr. West uses top-of-the-line instruments to examine the size and severity of the cavity and then determine exactly what type of filling is required. We offer white fillings that are as durable as traditional metal fillings and match your teeth precisely.
Once a decision is made on what filling you’ll need, Dr. West will complete the necessary preparations for the procedure. When a filling is carried out the right way, it can last for decades! That’s why we make sure the process is done with accuracy.
A filling isn’t a “set it and forget it” treatment. A tooth that has received a filling still needs to be properly cared for because cavities can occur in the surrounding tooth structure if bacteria is allowed to flourish.
Checkups are a key part of caring for your teeth and there’s no better place to receive checkups than at Gordon West DDS – Aesthetic & General Dentistry. We have a comfortable, state-of-the-art office and a friendly, professional staff! That’s why so many people in Lafayette have trusted us with their teeth since 1998.
Contact Gordon West DDS – Aesthetic & General Dentistry: 303-665-5335
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