When you have a cavity, your teeth could hurt and over time, the risk of an infection could rise. To treat the issue, you need a dental filling! However, that doesn’t mean your restoration will be metal. Instead, your Newhall, CA, dentist could create fillings that match your smile, crafting them from metal-free and lifelike composite resin!
The Dangers of Tooth Decay
A cavity means that harmful bacteria has moved beyond your outer enamel, and reached the inner portions of dentin. Poor oral hygiene habits, diets high in sugar, and lack of routine cleanings could enable plaque buildup to grow more severe and weaken outer enamel, exposing the dentin. An injury that cracks or chips the tooth could lead to issues too, as this compromises the outer enamel. The decay will grow and spread with time, eventually causing a painful infection, one that could mean the eventual loss of your tooth! If you notice your teeth feel sensitivity or ache, then let us know right away.
Creating Lifelike Dental Fillings
When we examine your smile with digital imaging systems, we will be able to identify cavities in the earliest stages. If we find a cavity, then we will administer a local numbing agent and then remove all decay. Next, we clean the teeth and apply the metal-free composite resin in several layers. The dentist will shape the tooth as the composite resin cures under a light. Finally, the tooth is polished for a more attractive appearance. This means we treat the cavities and restore your tooth to optimal health and beauty in only one sitting.
Other Uses for Composite Resin
The same material could also be used in a dental bonding procedure, employed to repair minor chips and cracks, mask teeth stains, and fill gaps between the teeth.
To lower your risk of ever developing a cavity, be sure you brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, when you wake up and again before bed. You also need to floss every evening. Try to consume fewer items high in sugar and starch, and make time every six months to have your teeth cleaned, which removes all plaque and tartar buildup. If you have any questions about how our team will examine and treat your tooth, then please contact our team today. We want to help you and your family avoid the onset of a cavity, and if necessary, receive treatment to protect your smile.
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Fillings?
Newhall Dental Arts wants to provide a nearly invisible solution for minor or severe cases of misalignment! Contact our Newhall, CA office at (661) 259-7760 to learn more about the process of diagnosing and treating cases of tooth decay.