When plaque and hardened tartar starts to build up in your mouth it can create an acidic environment that both bolsters oral bacteria while also weakening the mineral density of your tooth enamel. As this starts to happen small pits and compromised areas known as dental caries can quickly develop. In time they can grow to become a cavity that requires treatment at our Chincoteague, VA, dental office.
With early detection and diagnosis, our team might be able to repair a small cavity with a standard dental filling. Your dentist will start by numbing the tooth and surrounding gums. Then they will use a special dental drill to remove any decayed tooth enamel. The material your dentist uses for the dental filling will be based on the tooth’s location and its visibility in your smile.
Composite dental fillings are used here at our office in Chincoteague, VA, and made from a special type of dental resin that can be color shaded to match the surrounding tooth enamel. This makes them a good choice for repairing a cavity on a tooth in your smile.
Once the dental filling material has been applied, our team will harden and bond it to the existing tooth enamel with a special ultraviolet light. If you live in the Eastern Shore of Virgina area and you are concerned that a cavity has formed on one of your teeth, you should call 757-320-1750 to have it diagnosed and treated at Morrison Dental Group.