Aesthetic Imperfections on a Tooth That Appears in Your Smile Might Be Addressed with a Composite Dental Filling

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Your smile’s appearance plays a significant role in many of your facial expressions, and can also affect your self-esteem. This could come in the form of a small chip, minor dental fracture, developing a cavity, or an area of dental attrition.

In some of these cases, Dr. Jon C. Bauman might be able to repair the compromised area of the tooth with a composite resin dental filling. This is a special type of dental plastic that can be color matched to blend seamlessly with the surrounding tooth enamel.

Dr. Jon C. Bauman will start by numbing the tooth and surrounding gum tissues. This often calls for an injection of Novocain or another form of procaine. Once this is done Dr. Jon C. Bauman will use a drill to remove any compromised tooth enamel. This will prepare the area to create a strong bond with the composite material.

Once the dental filling has been shaded, applied, and shaped to seamlessly match the surrounding surface of the tooth, Dr. Jon C. Bauman will cure and harden it with a special ultraviolet light. This will create a lasting bond with the tooth enamel and effectively repair the tooth for many years to come.

If you have a cavity on one of your front teeth, and you live in the Brighton, Colorado, area, you should call 303.659.1920 to see timely treatment and repair at Riverdale Dental Center.