brighton dental fillings

When you have a cavity, you need treatment to avoid serious discomfort or even the risk of a dental infection. Our team can offer a filling to treat a cavity in only one visit. In fact, we can do so with a material that looks natural too. In today’s blog, your Brighton, MA, dentist talks about our natural-looking dental filling.

The Warning Signs of a Dental Cavity

How do you know if you have a cavity that is threatening a tooth? If you attend checkups and cleanings with our team, we will likely identify the decay in the earliest stages of demineralization, before you experience discomfort. Otherwise, you may not know you need care until your tooth feels sensitive when you eat or drink or toothaches develop that don’t pass after a day or two. Once your tooth is in pain, this could mean the decay is more advanced and the risk of dental infection is much higher!

Composite Resin Material

Our team can offer a dental filling made from a more lifelike material known as composite resin. This is metal-free and therefore safe for all ages and patients. The material is also biocompatible, which means it bonds with the tooth to offer years of quality protection. We can shade it to blend with the rest of the tooth and the smile as a whole, so you enjoy a more lifelike treatment option. We also use the same material in our dental bonding procedure, which can mask teeth stains and repair minor damage, and mask other cosmetic imperfections too.

Placing a Dental Filling

We start by ensuring your comfort, numbing the tooth to keep you comfortable as we remove the decay and clean the tooth regularly. We may etch the outer surfaces and then will place the filling material in several layers. We will shape and sculpt the tooth as it cures beneath a light. The last step is to polish the tooth, which ensures a brighter appearance. In one visit, we can stop your cavity from becoming an infection that leads to worsening pain and the risk of tooth loss. You can lower your risk of cavities with better brushing and flossing habits, cleanings every six months, and a diet low in sugar and starch.

If you have any questions about how we place fillings in one visit that look natural, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help protect and preserve your smile!

Talk to Brighton Family Dental About Lifelike Repair

Our team wants to help you enjoy optimal oral health and results that blend with your smile. Learn more about how we treat a cavity by giving us a call at Brighton Family Dental Group in Brighton, MA, today at (617) 562-5210.