In order to successfully treat a cavity, your Waxahachie dentist must first remove the portion of the tooth that is decayed, and then fill the void with a new substance. This entire process is referred to as a filling.
Composite fillings often referred to as "tooth colored fillings," are a material that is used particularly because it can closely match the natural color of your teeth. Composite fillings are suitable for small or medium-sized cavities and require less of the tooth to be removed compared to alternative fillings. They are also well-suited for placement anywhere in the mouth, including highly-visible front teeth, because of their natural look.
When can a composite filling be used for?
- Decayed tooth (i.e. cavity)
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Decreasing the gap between teeth
How it's done:
First, doctors Morgan or Jo will numb the area where the filling will be placed, and then remove any decayed portions of the tooth. A substance will then be applied that helps open the pores of the teeth, to create a stronger bond with the filling. Once this is complete, the composite filling will be applied in thin layers slowly to create the final restoration. After the filling has hardened, it will be smoothened and polished so that it works naturally and comfortably with your bite.
If you have a toothache you suspect is a cavity, call Morgan Dentistry today at (469) 773-4075.