When a tooth becomes decayed, treatment is needed. In addition to painful toothaches, untreated cavities could lead to infection or even the loss of a tooth. But our team can offer treatment in only one visit! In today’s blog, your Houston, TX, dentist talks about using composite resin to provide lifelike fillings.
When You Need A Restoration
A dental restoration is needed because without treatment, a cavity will grow in severity and spread throughout the tooth structure. The result is increasing pain in your tooth, and the risk of an infection or abscess. Once a tooth is infected, an endodontic treatment is necessary, otherwise the infection could spread until the tooth itself needs to be extracted. When you experience toothaches or tooth sensitivity that doesn’t pass after a day and instead grows in severity, then you need treatment right away. Our team can address your cavity with a filling to prepare your tooth and prevent further discomfort.
The Dental Filling Placement Process
Dental fillings are a restorative treatment we use to address tooth decay. Instead of metal, our team opts for a composite resin that blends acrylic-like and glass-like particles, which we can shade to blend with the tooth structure. The material is also safe for smiles of all ages, from kids to adults. To begin, we will numb your tooth to ensure you’re comfortable as we remove decay and thoroughly clean your tooth. Next, our team will prepare the filling material and apply the composite resin in several layers. As the composite resin cures beneath a special light, our team will sculpt and mold the tooth. We then polish it to ensure a brighter appearance and to make it more difficult for plaque and tartar to adhere to the tooth’s surfaces. The entire process only takes one sitting, and keeps your smile whole and healthy!
Our team can use the same material to handle cosmetic issues too. With dental bonding, we employ composite resin to repair cracked or chipped teeth, lengthen worn down teeth, and to close embarrassing gaps between teeth too. Our team can even mask permanent teeth stains to ensure a straighter smile. If you have any questions about how we conduct a filling or complete cosmetic treatments in one visit with composite resin, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help make major changes to your smile, protecting your oral health in as little as one visit.
SCHEDULE YOUR NEXT APPOINTMENT IN HOUSTON, TX
Our team wants to offer treatment for your oral health concerns that looks natural and lasts for years to come. To learn more about our custom dental restorations, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry in Houston, TX at (281)974-4494.