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From a young age, we are all taught the importance of brushing and flossing in order to help prevent a cavity from forming. Every day, you brush and you floss. Despite your best efforts to prevent them from happening, you can sometimes still get a cavity. Thankfully, Drs. Barras, Barras, and Fontenot have several ways to help after a cavity has formed.

The easiest treatment for a cavity is to have a dental filling. During this treatment, our dentists will clean out the cavity and then fill it back in with a special resin that will bond with your tooth to provide strength. Most of the time a filling is enough, but sometimes other treatments are necessary.

If the cavity is too big for a filling to be successful, a partial crown might be the best option. A crown is also called an inlay or onlay, depending on how the crown is installed. A partial crown will fill the cavity and provide strength to the tooth.

If the majority of the tooth has suffered decay due to the cavity, a dental crown will be necessary for repair. During this treatment, Dr. Barras, Barras, and Fontenot will remove the majority of the tooth’s enamel. A special crown is created in a dental lab that will then be used to replace the removed enamel that will last for years to come.

To learn more about your options or to schedule an appointment, please call Barras Family Dentistry in Lafayette, Louisiana, today.