The experts at Wauchula Dental check for cavities and tooth decay during every regular dental checkup. If a cavity is detected, in most cases, a tooth-colored filling can be applied to restore the damaged tooth.
A cavity refers to a small hole or void that develops in a tooth. A tooth will develop a cavity if it has been exposed to bacteria and plaque for a prolonged period of time. If left untreated, cavities can lead to more serious problems.
A dental filling is a special substance that is applied to a mildly damaged or decayed tooth to restore its structure and integrity. Fillings have extremely impressive success rates, and they are very effective in preventing future fractures or breakages. Our practice offers composite tooth-colored fillings that look natural and provide excellent function. Composite fillings are also safe since they release no harmful toxins or metals into the body.
The composite fillings provided by Wauchula Dental are comprised of an advanced mixture of plastic resins and silica fillers. This mixture is durable and highly flexible. Once applied, the filling will add to the overall strength of the tooth so that it can be used normally. Another benefit to our composite fillings is their natural appearance.
In most cases, a dental filling can be applied in just one visit to our practice. The process starts with cleaning out the damaged tooth and removing any unwanted deterioration or decay, as well as any existing filling material. We will then carefully apply the composite filling substance to seal off any voids. The material will be allowed to harden so that it reaches the proper consistency. To finish, we will polish and shape the tooth so that it achieves a natural appearance.
If one of your teeth has developed a cavity or mild decay, then a dental filling may be able to restore its health and function. Please call us at (863) 773-9344 to schedule an appointment.