Even a small cavity, area of tooth decay or area of damage can put your tooth at risk. If left untreated, these issues can lead to an infection and eventually the loss of the tooth. Dental damage can be unsightly, and cavities can contribute to bad breath.
We can use a dental filling to repair minor damage or tooth decay in one easy visit with our dentist. Amalgam fillings, which are made of a combination of metals, have been safely used for years. However, many dental offices are now using composite fillings, which are a natural-colored resin, to repair your smile. This resin is durable, very safe and blends in perfectly with the rest of your tooth, making it virtually unnoticeable to other people.
When you visit our office to be treated for a cavity, we will numb the tooth and the area around it. Our dentist will remove the decayed tooth material and shape the area to be treated. Once that is finished, we will place the filling material and let it cure, if necessary. When we are finished, you can have a healthy tooth that has been restored to its normal shape. If you are living with a cavity or dental damage, call our office today to plan your visit.