There are unfortunate times when even a consistent a diligent approach to your daily oral hygiene regimen isn’t enough to prevent a cavity from developing on one of your teeth. As this starts to happen you might gradually notice a change in tooth’s texture, color, or increasing sensitivity.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms with one of your teeth, you should have the tooth examined and treated at Dr. J. Brandon Allen’s dental offices. After a thorough examination he will help you understand your treatment options. If the cavity is small, he might simply be able to treat the tooth by applying a dental filling.
This treatment process starts by numbing the tooth and surrounding gums to keep you comfortable throughout the treatment. Dr. J. Brandon Allen will then use a special dental drill to remove any traces of tooth decay. This will provide a healthy tooth enamel surface to bond the dental filling material.
The specific material we use for the dental filling will depend on the tooth’s primary function and the dental filling’s appearance in your smile.
Composite fillings are made from a special type of dental resin. It can easily be shaped and colored to perfectly match the surrounding tooth enamel. Amalgam fillings are made from a blend of dental grade metals. They are dark in color and known for being durable. This makes them a better choice for repairing a cavity on a molar or premolar that doesn’t appear in your smile.
After applying and shaping the dental filling material we will use a special ultraviolet light to cure and bond it with the natural tooth enamel.
If you live in Bullard, Texas, and you have a tooth distressed by a cavity, you should call 903-710-2309 to seek treatment at Bullard Family Dentistry.