A Tooth That’s Been Compromised by a Cavity Might Be Repaired with a Dental Filling

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Contoured areas of your teeth can sometimes trap bacterial deposits. If they aren’t cleaned away by your oral hygiene regimen it can promote tooth decay. If it’s caught early Dr. Dennis Jenkins might be able to treat a small cavity with a simple dental filling.

The treatment process starts with a thorough examination to determine the severity of the cavity. Once this is done Dr. Dennis Jenkins will numb the tooth and surrounding gums. Then he will then remove any compromised tooth enamel with a drill. This leaves behind a clean surface to bond the dental filling material.  

The tooth’s visibility in your smile and the cavities location on the tooth will determine the material Dr. Dennis Jenkins uses for your dental filling.

Amalgam dental fillings are made from biologically safe metals. They are dark in color which makes them a poor choice to repair a cavity in your smile. Composite resin dental fillings are made from a dental plastic material that can be shaded to match your tooth enamel. This type of filling material is a good choice for repairing a cavity that appears in your smile.

If you live in the Sellersburg, Indiana, area and you’re concerned that a cavity has developed on one of your teeth, you should call 812-246-3386 to have it examined and repaired at Designing Smiles PSC.