An inadequate or inconsistent oral hygiene routine can allow the natural bacteria in your mouth to exploit and weaken your tooth enamel. If this is not counteracted in a timely fashion, it can allow a small cavity to form.
If a cavity is treated early, your John F. Lann, DDS - Round Rock TX Dentist dentist can repair it with a standard dental filling in Round Rock, Texas. This is done by numbing the area and then using a drill to remove any compromised enamel.
The material your dentist recommends for the filling will be based on the location of the cavity, the primary function of the tooth and how prevalent the tooth is in your smile.
There are two main types of dental fillings available: amalgam fillings and composite fillings. If a tooth is visible, it might call for a composite resin or porcelain filling. These materials can be shaded to perfectly match the surrounding tooth enamel.
In just one visit to our office, Dr. John F. Lann will first remove the decayed and damaged portion of your tooth. Next, he will clean the tooth to remove all traces of decay. Once the tooth is filled with the filling material and shaped to match your tooth, the filling is hardened for a lasting restoration.
If you suspect a cavity has formed on one of your teeth, please call John F. Lann, DDS - Round Rock TX Dentist at 512-255-1025 to seek timely treatment and repair.