Cavities can not only affect the form and function of your smile, but they can cause more widespread damage if left untreated. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 92 percent of adults will develop a cavity at some point in their lifetime. To address dental decay, Drs. Brett Helton and Tara Brown offer white fillings at their practice in Columbus, GA. Using a color-matched composite resin, our team can restore the strength and integrity of your smile.
In the beginning stages of a cavity, patients often present with no noticeable symptoms. As such, it is critical to visit your dentist for regular checkups to ensure your teeth remain healthy. As the extent of decay progresses, you may experience symptoms such as:
To determine if you have a cavity, your doctor can carefully examine your teeth and take digital x-rays for a more comprehensive image of your smile.
If your cavity is treatable with a filling, we can begin by removing compromised tissue and cleaning the tooth. We can then select a shade of composite resin that closely resembles that of your natural teeth. Once we are satisfied with the color of the material, we can apply it in layers. We can then use a special ultraviolet light to cure the material in place. The next step is to ensure that the filling does not disrupt your bite in any way. If necessary, we can trim the composite resin before polishing your tooth.
Composite fillings are an increasingly popular treatment option because they offer patients the same restorative benefits as traditional fillings with superior aesthetics. In addition, tooth-colored material:
Composite resin fillings are not only designed to look natural, but feel natural. After restoring your tooth, you can once again eat and smile with confidence.
Drs. Helton and Brown are committed to providing long-lasting, functional restorations to their patients. If you are suffering from dental sensitivity or believe you have a cavity, we encourage you to contact our office as soon as possible to schedule a consultation. You can call us at (706) 563-3225 or send us a message online.
2570 Brookstone Centre Pkwy
Columbus, GA 31904
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