What Happens During Your Dental Filling?

Teeth before and after treatment - dental composite filling.The last thing a person wants to happen is that they lose one or more natural teeth due to infection, accident, or other circumstances. Although advances in dental technology and treatment make receiving replacement teeth simple, efficient, and more lifelike than ever, it still goes without saying that the ultimate goal is to maintain a healthy natural smile for life. Bear in mind, however, that to achieve this goal, you must be truly on top of your oral health care, including seeking treatment sooner rather than later. In today’s blog, your Conroe, TX dentist discusses one of the most common oral health concerns – tooth decay – and how you can mitigate damage and infection by seeking a dental filling as soon as possible.

Removing Decay

Although there are countless oral threats out there that threaten to compromise your health, none are more common than the phenomenon of dental decay. Indeed, this issue affects millions of people every year in some form or another, and oftentimes, people do not seek treatment in a timely manner due to a number of factors and circumstances. With that in mind, however, we want to inform you that, unlike an upset stomach or headache, dental concerns do not get better on their own. In fact, the longer you wait, the worse off you will be.

Tooth decay develops when bacteria that are present in your smile hide in the hard-to-reach recesses of the mouth. Here, they will feed off of the foods you consume and produce destructive acids that eat away at your protective layer of enamel. After some time has passed, a small hole known as a cavity will form. To learn more about this process and how it affects you, reach out to our team today.

Reinforcing Structural Strength

Dental decay and infection can affect people in various ways, including infected tooth roots to rotting teeth and simple cavities. Regardless, however, the sooner you seek treatment, the better chances your smile has of surviving.

To ensure this is the case, nipping the problem in the bud means receiving a dental filling. Indeed, this process consists of removing the decaying and infected portions of your tooth to ensure damage ceases, then filling the open cavity with a composite resin filling. This allows our team to help reinforce your tooth’s strength and durability.

Adjusting Your Bite

Once the resin is placed and shaped to satisfaction, we will use a special light to cure the material, then provide a quality check to ensure your restorations are strong and your bite is not affected.

Schedule Your Next Visit

To learn more about the need for restorative dentistry and composite resin fillings, contact The Dental Centre of Conroe in Conroe, TX by calling 936-441-4600 and schedule your next appointment with our team today.