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Stopping Cavities With Our Composite Fillings

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dallas composite fillings

When you have a toothache due to a cavity, you need treatment to avoid the onset of infection or even risk losing your tooth. With a filling, we can stop discomfort and protect your tooth, all while ensuring a lifelike appearance. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, dentist talks about treating tooth decay with composite fillings.

When to Seek a Dental Restoration

When should you seek a restoration for your tooth? Well, if you attend checkup and cleaning visits with our team, then we can diagnose the presence of a cavity in the early stages, often before you develop discomfort. Otherwise, you may not know you need treatment until your tooth begins to ache or feels sensitive when you eat or drink, which could mean the decay has reached a more advanced stage, and the risk of an infection is much higher. Don’t let your decay become an infection that threatens tooth stability, come see our team right away for treatment. We can offer lifelike composite resin fillings to stop discomfort and preserve your tooth!

The Composite Resin Material

While metal is effective for creating restorations, they may not be the best option for young children, the elderly, or pregnant women, while composite resin restoration are biocompatible and safe for all ages. Then material blends glass-like and acrylic particles, which can be shaded to blend with the rest of the tooth and provide a lifelike appearance. In fact, we often use the same material in our dental bonding procedures to mask common cosmetic imperfections, like teeth stains, misshapen structures, or damage.

Placing Your Filling

We will start by examining your smile to assess the position and severity of the decay. We then numb your tooth so you’re comfortable as we remove the decay and clean the tooth. We may also etch the outer surface. We then apply the filling material in several layers, and sculpt the tooth as the composite resin cures beneath a light. The last step is to polish the tooth for a brighter appearance. In one visit, we stop your decay and prevent your tooth from becoming infected and requiring a root canal. Moving forward, you can lower your risk of cavities by brushing and flossing daily, cutting back on sugar in your diet, and seeing us every six months for a dental cleaning.

If you have any questions about our composite resin dental fillings or about cavity prevention, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you start your summer with a brighter and healthy smile.

Schedule A Visit for Restorative Dentistry

Our custom and lifelike restoration helps you enjoy better oral health. To schedule this surgery, call Silk Dental in Dallas, TX, today at (214) 969-SILK (7455).