Tooth decay is often the unfortunate consequence of poor oral hygiene habits allowing the bacteria in your mouth to attack and exploit an area of compromised tooth enamel. If it’s detected, diagnosed and treated early, the tooth might be repairable with a standard filling.
After a thorough examination of the afflicted tooth, Dr. Angela Osborn will use a drill to remove all traces of tooth decay. The material used for the filling will be based on the tooth’s location and its prevalence in your smile.
Composite resin fillings are made from a special dental plastic that can be shaded to match the tooth enamel, making them a good choice for a filling that is visible in your smile. Amalgam fillings are made from a blend of metals approved for dental repairs. They are known for being durable, making them a good choice for repairing a cavity on one of your back teeth.
After the filling material has been applied, Dr. Angela Osborn will use a special ultraviolet light to cure and harden it. This will provide you with a strong, repaired tooth that will last for many years to come.
If you think you have a cavity in Lone Tree, Colorado, you should call 303-731-5886 to schedule an appointment at our clinic.