Fillings Stop Decay And Look Good Too

austin dental fillings

When you have a cavity, this could cause a serious toothache and even lead to infection or tooth loss over time. Which is why our team wants to help with a dental restoration. In today’s blog, your Austin, MN, dentists talk about how we treat your cavity with a lifelike composite resin dental filling.

The Signs of a Cavity

How do you know if you have a cavity? If you happen to attend checkup and cleaning visits every six months, then our team can likely diagnose one in the early stages, often before you even experience discomfort. Otherwise, you may not be aware of trouble until you notice sensitivity when you eat or drink, or a toothache that persists for more than a day. At this stage, you need treatment right away to prevent the onset of a dental infection, one that could threaten the stability of your tooth. Our team can bring relief and preserve your tooth with a dental filling!

Dental Filling Placement

We will first examine your tooth to assess the cause and extent of your cavity. If you need treatment, our team will then numb the tooth with a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable as our team removes the decay and cleans the outer structure. We then prepare and place the filling material. We will sculpt and mold the tooth as the material is cured beneath a special light. The last step is to polish the tooth to offer a brighter appearance. In only one visit, we can treat the cavity and bring relief to your smile.

The Benefits of Composite Resin

While metal fillings are effective, they may not be safe for everyone and can change shape with time to increase the risk of further decay or infection. We offer a composite resin alternative, a material that blends metal-free glass-like and acrylic particles. The material is biocompatible and can bond with the tooth, staying in place for your years to come. We can also shade it to blend with the rest of the smile and the tooth itself, so you enjoy a more natural appearance. The same material is also used in our bonding procedures to mask common cosmetic imperfections in only one sitting.

If you have any questions about how we treat tooth decay with a composite resin dental filling, then contact our team today to learn more. We want you to smile with confidence and enjoy better oral health!

Do You Have Questions About Composite Resin Restorations?

Our team wants to provide a solution for tooth decay that is long-lasting and natural-looking too! To schedule an appointment for restorative treatment with Potach & Mitchell in Austin, MN, call 507-437-6312.