When a cavity forms on a tooth in your smile, it can lead to several complications. Beyond the impact to your appearance, it can cause heightened sensitivity and it could lead to an eventual infection. To treat a problem of this magnitude, your dentist, Dr. Sonny Ashfar, may recommend a composite dental filling in Roseville, California.
The composite material is a special type of plastic resin that can be specially shaded to perfectly match the tooth’s surrounding enamel. This makes it hard for the casual observer to even notice the tooth has a filling.
Your dentist will start by examining and X-raying the tooth to make sure the tooth decay has not penetrated the interior of the tooth. Then, your dentist will discuss your numbing options. Most people choose to have Novocain injected into the surrounding gums to completely numb the area.
Your dentist will then use a drill to remove all the decayed enamel before applying the shaded composite filling. A special ultraviolet light will then be used to cure and harden the filling as well as secure the bond with the surrounding enamel.
If you suspect a cavity has formed on one of your teeth, you shouldn’t hesitate to call Star Dental at 916.773.6222 to have it examined and repaired.