A white and winning smile plays to your favor in many of life’s social settings. If you’ve had a cavity form in a visible part of your smile, it can have an adverse effect on your self-esteem. With early detection, your dentist, Dr. Bryce M. Darden, can often repair a small-to-medium-sized cavity in your smile with a composite resin filling.
Dr. Bryce M. Darden will first want to examine the tooth thoroughly to determine the extent of the decay. Then, he will use a drill to remove any areas of decayed tooth enamel. This leaves behind a clean surface to anchor the filling.
Composite resin fillings are a good option for repairing a cavity that’s visible in your smile. They are made from a special type of dental plastic. They can be shaded to match the color and tone of the surrounding tooth enamel, making them indistinguishable in your smile. Once Dr. Bryce M. Darden has shaded and applied the resin filling, he will use a special ultraviolet light to cure and harden it into the healthy tooth enamel.
With good oral hygiene habits and regular attendance of your twice-annual dental checkup with Dr. Bryce M. Darden, you can expect the filling to repair your tooth for many years to come.
If you think a cavity has formed on a tooth in your smile and you’re interested in a composite filling in Glendora, California, you should call 626.963.6006 and talk to our Darden DDS team.