Treating Cavities With Biocompatible Fillings

Treating Cavities With Biocompatible Fillings

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When you have a cavity, this could lead to discomfort and eventually, even the risk of an infected tooth. We can offer treatment with a dental filling, and one that looks natural too. Our Dallas, TX holistic dental office provides lifelike and biocompatible dental fillings made from metal-free composite resin.

The Signs You Need Treatment

A cavity forms when harmful oral bacteria make contact with the inner pulp, the sensitive structure beneath the outer enamel. This could happen if plaque and tartar buildup weaken enamel. The buildup is often caused by a diet high in sugar and starch, and improper brushing and flossing habits. You may need treatment if you begin to experience tooth sensitivity or toothaches that don’t pass after a few hours, as this could mean your cavity has reached a more advanced stage, treatment is crucial for avoiding an infected tooth. If you attend six-month checkups and cleanings then we can often identify cavities in the earliest stages of demineralization, often before you experience discomfort!

Placing Composite Resin Fillings

Our team will first carefully examine the tooth to assess the cause and severity of the decay. If a filling is the right choice for you, then our team will numb the tooth and then remove the decay. We next clean it, and apply the filling material to the tooth. Instead of metal, we have a composite resin that is safe for all ages and bonds with the tooth, providing years of quality restoration and reducing the risk of further decay in the tooth. We will shade the material to blend with your tooth as well, so it appears natural. Once we place these layers, we will mold the tooth as the composite resin cures beneath a light. The last step is to polish it for a brighter appearance.

Avoiding Future Cavities 

To limit your risk of tooth decay, we urge you to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time, all while using a fluoride toothpaste. In the evening before you brush a second time, floss your teeth to reach what a toothbrush alone cannot. Try to limit the sugar and starch in your diet, and of course, be sure to see us for a checkup and cleaning every six months, so we can remove all plaque and tartar buildup completely.

If you have any questions about how we tackle tooth decay in one visit with our composite resin dental fillings, then contact our team today.

Schedule Your Restoration Placement in Far North Dallas With Kozlow & Rowell!

Our team wants to help treat a cavity with a restoration that looks completely natural. To learn more about restorative treatments or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at your local Dallas, TX cosmetic dentists at (972) 458-2464.