A dental filling is a way to treat cavities and prevent worsening pain or even the onset of an infection or abscess. In today’s blog, your Garland, TX, dentist will explain how we craft a lifelike and long-lasting restoration, bringing relief and helping them enjoy a restoration that blends with the smile. We’re also looking at when to contact our team to discuss possible treatment options!
The enamel coating our teeth is the strongest substance in the human body, safeguarding each tooth from exposure to harmful bacteria and preventing painful decay or infections. However, when we fail to brush and floss properly, and consume foods and drinks high in sugar, this could create a layer of plaque buildup. Over time, plaque hardens into tartar and weakens the outer enamel, causing demineralization and eventually exposing the sensitive inner structure to bacteria. Cavities then form that over time, could become painful infections and even risk the loss of your teeth. Warning signs of tooth decay could include tooth sensitivity and toothaches.
The Causes of Cavities
Understanding the causes of your cavities could mean taking steps to protect your smile. Cutting back on sugary and starchy foods and drinks could deny harmful bacteria of the fuel needed to create plaque. Brushing and flossing cannot remove plaque, but these actions do remove food particles and help reduce how much plaque can accumulate in between professional cleaning visits, during which we could remove the entirety of the buildup.
The Dental Filling
A dental filling enables us to address your cavities and prevent worsening symptoms and complications. To begin, we will administer a numbing agent and then remove all decay from the tooth itself. Next, we prepare the filling material and place it onto the tooth. We sculp the area and then cure the material with a special light. Finally, we polish the tooth for a more attractive appearance and to remove any plaque. The process only takes a single visit to complete, and offers a lifelike resolution to decay that helps you avoid infection, abscess, or the loss of your tooth.
The Benefits of Composite Resin
The composite resin we use is a metal-free blend of glass and acrylic that is safe for people of all ages. The material can even be color-matched to blend with your smile, and we often use it in dental bonding procedures to offer lifelike cosmetic repair.
Ready for a Solution for Your Cavity?
With composite resin, our team can provide a lifelike filling to stop discomfort and prevent infection. To learn more about how we repair cavities in a single visit, then schedule a consultation by calling Mai Dentistry in Garland, TX, today at 972-530-0552. For our patients who don’t speak English, our office is fluent in both Spanish and Vietnamese.