A filling doesn’t have to be made from metal. Instead, we can use a metal-free composite resin that is safe for all ages. The material can blend with the tooth too! In today’s blog, your Conroe, TX, dentist talks about our lifelike dental fillings and the importance of treating your aching teeth.
The Causes and Warning Signs of Tooth Decay
A cavity forms in a tooth’s dentin, the sensitive material that makes up most of the structure. Typically, the outer enamel protects the dentin from exposure to harmful oral bacteria. But poor oral hygiene habits, such as a diet high in sugar and improper brushing and flossing, could coat the enamel in plaque. The buildup then weakens and erodes the enamel, allowing cavities to form. Likewise, injury or teeth grinding could lead a tooth vulnerable.
If you attend a checkup and cleaning visit every six months, then we will identify the cavity in the last stages of demineralization. Otherwise, you may not know you needed treatment until the more advanced stages, during which you develop toothaches and tooth sensitivity that persists for more than 48 hours. At this point, you need a dental filling.
The Benefits of Composite Resin
Treating a cavity with a filling is essential for avoiding the onset of infection and risking the loss of your tooth. We can help with a filling, one that uses a metal-free material safe for all ages. Composite resin is a unique blend of glass and acrylic-like particles, which can be shaded to blend with your tooth. The material is biocompatible and long lasting, protecting your tooth. We also use the same material in our dental bonding procedures, in which we correct minor damage and cosmetic issues like stain or misshapen teeth.
Dental Filling Placement
Placing the restoration only takes one visit! We start by numbing the tooth to keep you comfortable. Our team then removes the decay and cleans the tooth. We may etch the outer surfaces too. We prepare the material and then place it in several layers. As the composite resin cures beneath a light, our team will mold and sculpt the tooth. Finally, we polish the tooth for a brighter appearance. In a single sitting, we offer treatment for tooth decay.
If you have any questions about how our team treats issues like tooth decay, or about our lifelike restorations, then contact our team today to learn more.
Your Conroe, TX, Dentist Offers Custom Dental Restorations
Our team can improve your oral health with lifelike and long-lasting dental restorations. For more information on scheduling a visit or about treating tooth decay, then contact The Dental Centre of Conroe in Conroe, TX by calling 936-441-4600 today.