Small areas of tooth decay that are detected during your regularly scheduled dental checkup at Culebra North Dental Care need to be treated as soon as possible. If a cavity isn’t repaired in a reasonable amount of time, it will gradually worsen to threaten a more significant portion of the tooth.
If the cavity is small or the tooth decay only affects a single surface of the tooth, Dr. Jonathan E. Quillian can often repair the tooth with an amalgam or composite dental filling.
Amalgam dental fillings are created from a special blend of biologically inert metals. This material tends to be somewhat dark in color, which makes amalgam a less desirable choice to repair a cavity on a tooth that shows up when your smile.
Composite dental fillings are created from a special dental grade resin material that can be shaded to match your tooth enamel. This material is often the preferred choice for repairing a cavity that is appears in your smile.
Once all traces to tooth decay have been removed and the dental filling material has been applied, it will be hardened with a special ultraviolet light. This will securely marry it to the surrounding tooth enamel to complete the treatment process and to restore the basic function of the once affected tooth.
If you live in the San Antonio, Texas, area and you’re concerned that a cavity has developed on one of your teeth, you should call 210-680-1550 to have it examined and repaired at Culebra North Dental Care.