A Cavity That’s Visible in Your Smile Can Be Repaired by a Composite Filling

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Tooth decay is always a cause for concern and so is the appearance of your smile. When a cavity forms on one of your teeth and impairs your appearance, it needs immediate treatment at Midtown Dental.

Early detection makes it possible for Dr. R. Nab to repair it with a basic filling. If the problematic tooth is visible in your smile, he might recommend a composite resin filling. This is a special type of dental material that can be shaded to perfectly match the surrounding tooth enamel.

The process starts with a thorough examination of the tooth and taking a series of X-rays. It’s important to assess the extent of the decay and ensure that the rest of the tooth is healthy. Your dentist will then discuss your numbing options. The most common method is to inject Novocain into your gums.

All of the decayed tooth enamel will then be removed, leaving behind a clean, healthy surface to securely cement the filling in place. Your dentist will then prepare a composite filling that is perfectly shaded to match the color of the surrounding tooth enamel. Once it’s been cured by a special ultraviolet light, the new filling will repair the tooth’s function and appearance for many years to come.

If you suspect you have a cavity in Houston, Texas, you should call 713-481-5693 to schedule an appointment at Midtown Dental.