Natural Looking Cavity Repair
A cavity can cause discomfort. To safeguard your oral health and protect the life of your tooth, we may prescribe a tooth-colored filling to quickly address decay and restore your tooth.
Dr. Hobbs offers tooth-colored fillings. You may hear this type of filling referred to as a “composite filling,” a “tooth-colored filling,” or even a “white filling.” This is because we match the color of the filling material to your natural tooth/teeth.
Dr. Hobbs will skillfully remove the infected and decaying areas of your tooth (cavity) and carefully restore it with composite resin. Once the composite is cured, your tooth will feel comfortable and look natural.
First, you should choose a filling if Dr. Hobbs diagnoses you with a cavity. A cavity is a result of bacteria that have destroyed your tooth and created a cavity. Unless the bacteria are removed and the cavity is cleaned out the decay will spread toward the center of the tooth where the nerve is located. Eventually your tooth could develop a larger, more painful cavity, or a potential infection that could require root canal treatment. Or, your tooth may break as the result of a cavity. Removing the decay and filling your tooth restores strength and comfort. Additional benefits of dental fillings include:
- Your tooth will look like it did before your cavity
- dental fillings protect the vital nerve structure, improving your comfort and eliminating sensitivity
- Protecting your tooth immediately helps you avoid future restorative needs, like root canals or dental crowns
- Composite is mercury free and safe for nearly everyone, including children, pregnant women, and individuals sensitive or allergic to metal
Is a Tooth-Colored Filling Right For Me?
A tooth filling is right for you if you suffer from a cavity. Whether you have a small or large cavity, the sooner you address tooth decay, the greater your chances of prolonging the health and beauty of your natural tooth. To schedule an appointment, call DentaCare in Longview, TX, at (903) 215-8223.