Tooth enamel that has been weakened by poor oral hygiene practices can be vulnerable to cavities. This is more likely to occur on a surface with deep contours that can collect bacterial deposits. If your regular dental checkup with Dr. Hooty Alayan reveals a cavity on one of your teeth, he might be able to repair it with a simple dental filling. This treatment process will require a second appointment where your dentist will remove all traces of tooth decay before applying an alternate dental material.
Composite dental fillings are made from a special type of dental resin. This plastic material can be matched to the surrounding tooth enamel. This makes them a good option for repairing a chip or cavity on a tooth that appears in your smile. Once the dental filling has been applied and shaped, Dr. Hooty Alayan will harden it with a special ultraviolet light. This will effectively bond the dental filling to the surrounding tooth enamel for many years to come.
If you are in the Round Rock, Texas, area and you suspect a cavity has developed on one of your teeth you should call 512-255-3800 to schedule a dental checkup at Great Oaks Dentistry. Our team will give you the dental care you need so you can get back to your daily life.