Treating a cavity shouldn’t impact the appearance of your smile, and at Daren W. Evans DDS Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, it doesn’t. At his clinic in Austin, Texas, Dr. Evans provides his patients with high-quality composite fillings that can fix their cavities without negatively affecting the aesthetic appearance of their smiles. To get started, schedule a visit with Dr. Evans and his team today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.
A filling is a procedure that treats cavities caused by tooth decay. It involves filling in the hole in your enamel with a substance that hardens and protects your tooth from further decay. The word “filling” refers both to the material used in the procedure and the procedure itself.
The materials used in fillings can be made from a variety of substances, including silver amalgam and cast gold.
While these materials are strong and very capable of restoring your oral health, they’re not aesthetically pleasing and can leave your smile looking cosmetically compromised.
Daren W. Evans DDS Family and Cosmetic Dentistry offers composite fillings for their patients, which are made from a material that looks identical to your tooth enamel.
Your composite filling blends in seamlessly with the rest of your smile, leaving you with a newly restored tooth that looks as good as it feels.
Cavities form when plaque sits on your teeth for too long. Plaque contains acids and bacteria that eat away at the enamel on your teeth and leave holes.
The longer that plaque is left to sit on your teeth, the more time it has to eat away at your enamel, which is why brushing, flossing, and regular dental hygiene (cleanings) are so important to your overall oral health. Regularly removing the plaque from your teeth ensures you don’t get cavities.
When you get a filling at Daren W. Evans DDS Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, your dentist first numbs your tooth and the surrounding tissue with a local anesthetic.
Once the anesthetic has taken effect, they use a high-powered drill to remove all of the decay from your tooth, then cleans and sterilizes the resulting hole.
Next, they fill the hole with the composite filling material. The material goes into your cavity wet and is then allowed to dry for a few minutes. In some cases, they shine a special light on the filling to help the material cure. Once your filling has hardened, you’re all set.
If you have a cavity, don’t wait any longer to get treatment. Schedule an appointment for a composite filling with the team at Daren W. Evans DDS Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today by calling the office or booking online.