When you have a cavity in your smile, this could mean a persistent toothache and over time, the risk of an infection too. To offer treatment, you need a dental filling. Instead of a traditional metal one, your helpful neighborhood dental clinic in Dallas, TX, can provide a natural-looking composite resin filling!
The Factors Behind Your Tooth Decay
Tooth decay can impact smiles of all ages, and without treatment they could allow infections to form that threaten smile stability. Tooth decay occurs when harmful oral bacteria reach the inner dentin, the material that makes up most of your tooth. This occurs when factors like plaque and tartar buildup, a diet high in sugar and starch, and poor brushing and flossing habits allow outer enamel to weaken and erode. The cavity could cause tooth sensitivity when you eat or drink, and could be a source of persistent toothaches too. Don’t ignore these warning signs, let us know right away when your tooth aches!
Placing Your Dental Restorations
A dental filling offers a solution for a cavity that can be placed in only one visit. To begin, we will carefully examine your smile to assess the position and severity of your decay. We then numb the tooth so you’re comfortable as we remove all decay and clean the tooth thoroughly. Our team then places the filling material in several layers and then sculpts and molds the tooth as we cure the composite resin underneath a light. The last step is to polish the tooth, which not only brightens it, but helps prevent plaque and tartar from adhering to the surfaces of the tooth. In one appointment, we stop discomfort and protect your tooth!
The Benefits of Composite Resin
While metal fillings are effective, they may not be safe for young kids, pregnant women, the elderly, or those with metal allergies. They also change shape with time and team temperature, which increases the chances of decay in the future. But with composite resin, we have a metal-free option safe from all ages, which bonds with the tooth and lasts for years to come. The material can be shaded to blend with your tooth too! In fact, we can use it in dental bonding procedures to mask common cosmetic imperfections too.
If you have any questions about dental fillings, or if you have an aching tooth that needs treatment, then reach out to our team today. We’re ready to help you enjoy optimal oral health and a smile that looks beautiful too.
Learn More About Cavity Treatment With Bliss Dental!
Are you ready to enjoy relief from your decay-related toothache? Talk to our team at Bliss Dental in Dallas, TX to find out more about our lifelike dental restoration. Give us a call at (972) 307-7777 today!