A Composite Dental Filling Mimics the Appearance of Natural Tooth Enamel

If you sometimes struggle to remember to brush and floss your teeth, or you don’t use high-quality oral products that have been approved by the American Dental Association, you could be putting your teeth at increased risk of suffering a cavity. When an area of tooth decay first starts to develop you might notice a minor change in surface texture, sensitivity, or a slight discoloring of the tooth enamel.

If you have noticed any of these abnormalities with one of your teeth, you should have it examined as soon as possible by a dentist like Dr. Brick Scheer. In some cases of minor tooth decay, he might be able to treat the cavity by applying a composite dental filling. This is a special type of dental-grade resin that will eventually be shaded to perfectly match the adjacent tooth enamel.  

Dr. Brick Scheer will explain your numbing options. This often involves injecting some form of procaine into the underlying periodontal tissues. Once it takes effect he will remove all traces of decayed tooth enamel. This will also involve preparing the surface to receive the composite filling material.

Then he will shade, apply, and shape the composite material. At that point, he will harden it with a special ultraviolet light. This will seamlessly bond the dental filling to the surrounding tooth enamel.

If you are in the Wichita, Kansas, area and you have a tooth with a cavity you should call (316) 333-6214 to seek treatment at Scheer Dentistry.

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