When you have a cavity, you need treatment as soon as possible. Otherwise, a minor issue could lead to serious discomfort and eventually, a chance of losing the tooth altogether. We have treatment options that look natural and help preserve your tooth’s health and appearance. How do we treat cavities in Riverside, MO, with our tooth-colored dental fillings?

Our Artistic Dental Fillings

We often refer to them as artistic dental fillings, as we take great care to ensure they blend with your smile. Instead of metal we use compose resin, a unique combination of plastic and glass compounds. We even shade them to match the rest of your tooth structure! Placement is simple: we remove the decay from your tooth and thoroughly clean it. Next, we apply the prepared material to the tooth. As we cure the composite resin under a special light, the dentist shapes the tooth. Finally, we complete the procedure by polishing your tooth, a final step to ensure a natural appearance. In one visit, we completely restore your decayed tooth!

Treating Cavities (and Preventing Infection)

A cavity forms when harmful bacteria can bypass the outer tooth enamel and reach the inner dentin, which could happen as a result of injury or poor oral hygiene weakening the outer enamel. As the cavity grows, people begin to experience toothaches and tooth sensitivity. Without treatment, the decay could enable bacteria to reach the inner dentin, leading to dental infection or abscess. In order to avoid these painful complications, let us know when you experience persistent pain and sensitivity. Also, be sure you attend routine checkups and cleanings, so we can identify decay in the earliest stages and treat the issue before you experience pain or develop a dental infection.

Crowns and More

While fillings address the issue in most cases, what if you have a severe cavity? In these situations, we may opt for a partial crown, such as an inlay or onlay, or a full dental crown. These restorations will often be made from lifelike materials, such as porcelain, blending with the smile while treating your oral health concern. If you have an aching tooth, or if you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, then schedule a consultation. We will assess the health of your smile and if needed, offer lifelike restorations to improve your smile’s function, health, and beauty. If you have any questions, then please contact our team today.


At Bailey Dental Care, our team wants to help you enjoy a healthy and beautiful smile. To learn more about treating cavities and our other restorative treatments, then please schedule a consultation, call Bailey Dental Care in Riverside, MO, today at (816) 452-9700.