When you notice a tooth that aches on a regular basis, or if a family member suffers from discomfort, then a cavity could be responsible. Treating your tooth decay is crucial to avoid issues with infection and tooth loss. At your Wheaton, IL, dental office, we can place a composite resin filling that is durable and natural-looking in appearance.
When to See Us for Cavity Treatment
Tooth decay occurs when the outer enamel is weakened and compromised, allowing harmful bacteria to reach the inner tissues and cause decay to form. The weakened enamel could be due to plaque buildup, which occurs when we eat a diet high in sugar and starch, and don’t brush and floss properly. Injury to the tooth or teeth grinding could also be responsible. When your tooth aches, this means the decay has reached a more advanced stage, and that treatment is crucial for avoiding infection or the loss of your tooth!
Placing a Dental Filling
We will begin by taking a detailed examination of your smile to understand the cause and extent of your cavities. If you need a filling, we want to help you feel comfortable, which is why we administer local anesthesia to keep you comfortable as we remove your decay and place a dental restoration. If you have dental anxiety, we could also offer dental sedation to ensure you’re calm and comfortable. We then remove the day from the tooth and clean it. Next, we apply the dental filling material in several layers, and cure the composite resin under a light. The last step is to polish the tooth for a more natural appearance. In one visit, we can treat your cavity and protect your smile!
The Benefits of Composite Resin
The composite resin material is a blend of glass-like and acrylic-like particles, which is metal-free and safe for all ages. The material can be shaded to blend with the tooth and offer a lifelike appearance. In fact, if you have chipped or cracked teeth, or other minor esthetic concerns, we can use the same material in a bonding procedure to repair your tooth.
If you have any questions about how we diagnose and treat tooth decay with lifelike results, then please reach out to our team today. We want to help you enjoy a bright and beautiful smile, and one free of tooth decay and other concerns.
Talk To Your Wheaton, IL Dentist About Treating Cavities
We want to help you enjoy optimal oral health by correcting concerns in only one visit. If you would like to find out more about treating cavities and other issues with your smile, call Amber Dental in Wheaton, IL today at (630) 665-5555.