If you are finding yourself plagued with tooth pain, you may have a cavity. Cavities are caused by tooth decay which damages the tooth enamel, creating small holes where decay can penetrate to the lower layers of the tooth. To treat a cavity, our dentist, Dr. Marc Resnick might recommend using a composite filling for small to medium-sized cavities.
Composites fillings are comprised of a mixture of plastic and fine glass to create tooth-colored fillings that restore your tooth to its full form and function for a natural-looking appearance. This is achieved as composite fillings are matched to the color of your original teeth.
As your composite filling is bonded to the tooth, it effectively creates a sturdy solution and stabilizes the tooth. Dental fillings, in general, are used to restore mild to moderate tooth damage, whether from decay, fractured or chipping.
Our composite fillings are placed onto the tooth in one easy, painless visit with our office. How is this done? First, our dentist removes the decaying material from the tooth. After it is removed, the remaining space will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected in preparation for the filling material. Then, our dentist will fill the tooth with the composite mixture and shaped to conform to the shape of the tooth, and as the filling is hardened and the composite polished, you are left with an appealing, stable restoration!
To treat your cavity, our Agreeable Dental Care team in Aurora, Colorado, is happy to provide you with a composite dental filling. Please give us a call today at 303-369-7272 and let us help you restore your healthy, confident smile!