A Composite Dental Filling Can Often Restore the Appearance of a Front Tooth with a Cavity

Your front teeth are responsible for more than simply biting off tough and hard foods. They also play a role in the clarity of your speech and the appearance of many of your facial expressions. When a cavity develops on one of these teeth it can interfere with the normal function of your mouth while leaving you with an unappealing smile.

If the area of tooth decay is relatively small and limited to the tooth’s enamel layer, Dr. Feriel El Ghaoui might be able to repair it and restore its appearance with a composite dental filling.

After a comprehensive examination, Dr. Feriel El Ghaoui will numb the tooth and use a special dental drill to remove all traces of tooth decay. This will also create a smooth surface to bond the dental filling. The material she recommends will be based on the tooth’s visibility in your smile and its basic function.

Composite dental fillings are a good option for repairing this type of cavity. It is a special type resinous plastic that can be shaded to match the existing tooth enamel. Once Dr. Feriel El Ghaoui has shaded and applied the composite material she will use a special ultraviolet light to harden it. This will effective bond it to the surrounding tooth enamel for many years to come.

If you live in the Pinole, California, area and you have a cavity on one of your front teeth, you should call 510-724-7474 to have it treated and repaired at Tara Hills Dental.