Failing to maintain effective and consistent oral hygiene practices can lead to a persistent buildup of plaque acids in your mouth. This can gradually start to demineralize your tooth enamel causing tooth decay to afflict one or more of your teeth.
If you notice signs of sensitivity, discomfort, or any other abnormal changes with one of your teeth, you should not procrastinate professional treatment from a dentist like Drs. Jay Scott and Aaron Straw. With early detection, they might be able to treat a small area of tooth decay by installing a simple dental filling.
This mode of treatment starts with numbing the tooth. Once you are fully comfortable we will carefully remove all areas of compromised tooth enamel. This will also serve to prepare the surface to accept the dental filling. The material that we select will be based on the tooth’s general appearance in your smile.
An amalgam dental filling is made from a collection of dental grade metals. They have the durability to handle the tough work of chewing and grinding of back teeth.
Composite dental fillings tend to be the preferred option for treating a cavity on a tooth that appears in your smile. This is a special type of dental resin that can be shaded to resemble the color and tone of natural tooth enamel.
Once the dental filling material has been prepared and applied, we will use a special ultraviolet light to harden it in place. This will ensure a strong bond with the surrounding tooth enamel.
If you live in the Provo, Utah, area and you suspect a cavity has developed on one of your teeth, you should call 801-375-1965 to have it diagnosed at Unison Dental’s dental office.