A Small Cavity on a Tooth in Your Smile Might Be Repaired by a Composite Filling

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Here at Pembroke Square Dental’s Pembroke Pines, Florida clinic, our dentists and staff understand just how much your smile’s appearance can impact your self-image. One of the most-unsightly things that can afflict your front teeth is to suffer a visible cavity.

Fortunately, our dentists have the training and experience to help treat a small cavity on front tooth to restore the health and white appearance of your smile.

Your dentist will start by examining the tooth and taking some X-rays to determine the extent of the decay. Once the tooth has been sufficiently numbed, they will then use a drill to remove any areas of decayed tooth enamel. This leaves behind a clean surface to anchor the filling.

A small cavity on a front tooth can often be repaired with a composite-resin filling. This is a special type of dental-grade plastic, that can be shaded to match the color and tone of the surrounding tooth enamel. This makes the filling indistinguishable in your smile. Once the dentist has shaded and applied the composite filling they will use a special ultraviolet light to cure and harden it into the healthy tooth enamel.

If you live in the Pembroke Pines, Florida area, and you’ve noticed a cavity on a tooth in your smile, you should call 954-437-6400 to have it treated and repaired at Pembroke Square Dental’s clinic.