The teeth in the front of your mouth help to bite off the foods you eat each day. At the same time, their appearance also plays an important role in many of your facial expressions.
When a cavity develops on one of these teeth it can cause discomfort, decreased oral function, and leave you with an unappealing smile.
If the area of tooth decay is detected early there are a few different methods Dr. Jorge de la Osa might recommend for treating a front tooth in this condition. If the cavity is small, he might be able to repair the tooth with a composite dental filling.
This is a special type of dental grade plastic. It can be shaded to match the color and tone of the surrounding tooth enamel making them indistinguishable in your smile. Once Dr. Jorge de la Osa has shaded and applied the composite material he will use a special ultraviolet light to cure and bond it with the healthy tooth enamel.
With regular brushing and flossing, you can expect the dental filling to restore the tooth’s function and appearance for many years to come.
If you live in the Commerce, California, area, and you’ve noticed a cavity on a tooth in your smile, we invite you to call 323.266.2120 for an appointment to have it treated by one of our dentists at Sunshine Dental Group.