When a tooth develops a cavity, this could mean discomfort and unless treated, the onset of a painful infection or abscess. Our team can not only treat cavities, but we can do so with a natural-looking material that mimics tooth structure. In today’s blog, your Rochester, MN, dentist talks about our composite resin dental fillings.
The Need for a Dental Restoration
If you attend regular checkups and cleanings, then we can likely identify the presence of tooth decay in the earliest stages of demineralization, before you experience discomfort. Otherwise, you may not know you need care until your tooth begins to hurt. By the time you have a toothache, the decay is in a more advanced state and the risk of infection is much higher. You need a dental filling to avoid a cavity becoming an infection, one that could cause worsening pain and even threaten tooth stability. Don’t ignore the aches in your tooth!
The Benefits of Composite Resin
Our team creates our dental fillings from a metal-free composite resin. This material is safe for people of all ages, from kids to adults. The material is biocompatible and bonds with the tooth. We can also shade it to blend with the rest of your smile, offering a lifelike appearance. We also use the same material in our bonding procedures to mask or repair cosmetic concerns like teeth stains, damaged teeth, or malformed tooth structure. The material is safe and natural-looking, and can ensure your filling lasts for years to come.
Placing Your Dental Filling
When you come into the office, our team will carefully examine the tooth with digital x-rays to assess the position and extent of the decay. We then numb the tooth to keep you comfortable as we remove the decay and then etch the surface of the area being treated. The composite resin is then shaded and applied in several layers. As we cure the material beneath a light, we will sculpt and mold the tooth. Finally, we polish it for a brother appearance and a smoother finish that makes it more difficult for plaque and tartar to adhere to.
In one visit we can save your tooth from a cavity with our lifelike fillings! If you have any questions about how we diagnose and treat tooth decay, or if you would like to schedule a visit with our team, then contact our office today.
TALK TO YOUR ROCHESTER, MN DENTIST ABOUT TREATING CAVITIES
When a tooth aches, we can offer relief in as little as one visit. If you would like to find out more about treating tooth decay, or if you wish to book an appointment at our location, call Greenview Cosmetic And Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.