When you notice a tooth that is sensitive when you eat or drink, or a tooth that hurts, this could mean you have a cavity. Instead of treating the issue with a metal restoration, we could offer a lifelike filling made from composite resin. In today’s blog, your Newhall, CA, dentist talks about an attractive alternative to metal fillings.
The Benefits of Composite Resin
The composite resin we use contains no metal, so there are no trace amounts of mercury and no worry about them expanding or contracting with time. This means a significantly reduced risk of further decay or infection, and that they’re safe for people of all ages, including pregnant women and the elderly or even toddlers! The material blends a series of glass-like and acrylic particles, which we can shade for a more lifelike appearance. The restoration can blend seamlessly with your smile!
When You Need a Filling
If you attend a checkup and cleaning visit every six months, then we will likely uncover your cavity in the earliest stages of demineralization, so we can treat it before you experience discomfort. Otherwise, you may not know you need treatment until the decay reaches a more advanced stage. At this point, treatment is crucial as an infection could soon develop, which threatens the stability of your tooth and causes worse discomfort. If you have sensitivity when you eat or drink or a toothache that doesn’t subside, or grow worse, then let us know right away! We can offer treatment to protect your smile from infection, so you enjoy a whole and healthy smile and relief from discomfort!
Placing Your Restoration
How do we place this restoration? We start with a local numbing agent to keep you comfortable as we gently remove all decay and clean the tooth. We may etch the surfaces too. The composite resin is then applied in several layers. The dentist will sculpt and mold your tooth as the material cures under a special light. The last step is to polish the tooth for a brighter appearance. In one visit, we treat your tooth decay and restore the health and beauty of your smile. Don’t let your aches or sensitivity grow worse and threaten your smile. We’re here to treat patients of all ages, and help your family enjoy their best possible smiles.
Do You Have a Dental Cavity?
When you have sensitive or aching teeth, we could often help with a lifelike restoration. In addition, we have lifelike crowns and root canal therapy for dental infections, and we can even replace one or more missing teeth with natural-looking dental prosthetics. You can schedule an appointment by calling your Newhall, CA, dentist, Dr. Tajik, at (661) 259-7760.