Dental fillings can be natural looking. When a cavity forms, treatment is crucial for avoiding the onset of an infected or abscessed tooth. Instead of metal, we can offer improvement and save the tooth using a lifelike composite resin material. In today’s blog, your El Paso, TX, dentists talk about placing dental fillings.
Treating Cavities Are a Necessity
Tooth decay is an oral health issue that impacts people of all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens, adults, and even seniors. Tooth decay develops in the dentin, the sensitive structure that makes up most of your tooth and is typically protected by the outer enamel. The tooth enamel could be damaged by teeth grinding and injury, or could weaken and erode due to plaque buildup brought on by poor oral hygiene habits. The decay will eventually grow severe enough to cause toothaches and tooth sensitivity. Without treatment, this could lead to an infection. Dental function means serious discomfort and the risk of tooth loss! Which is why we urge people with tooth decay to seek treatment with a dental cavity.
Placing Our Dental Fillings
When we treat tooth decay, we do so with a composite resin dental filling. The placement process only takes one visit, and stops discomfort and prevents cavities from becoming an infected tooth. To begin, we will administer a local numbing agent to keep you comfortable as we remove all decay from the tooth. We then clean the outer surface and administer the filling material. As the material cures beneath a special light, we will sculpt and mold the tooth to ensure a lifelike appearance and a balanced bite. The last step involves polishing the tooth for a brighter appearance and a smoother finish.
The Benefits of Composite Resin
While metal is effective, this could be problematic for people with metal allergies, pregnant women, young children, and the elderly. But composite resin contains no metal and is safe for people of all ages. The material blends glass-like and acrylic particles, which we can shade to blend with the tooth and offer a lifelike appearance. In fact, we also employ the same material in our cosmetic bonding procedure, in which in addition to treating cavities, can mask teeth stains and repair minor damage.
If you have any questions about how we repair cavities with a dental filling, or about scheduling a visit with our office, then contact our team today.
TALK TO SUNNY SMILES IN EL PASO, TX, ABOUT REPAIRING CAVITIES
Our team wants to help place a restoration and avoid the risk of an infected tooth. If you’re ready to schedule a visit and treat your tooth decay, then contact our Sunny Smiles location on N Zaragoza Rd in El Paso, TX at 915-849-9000.