A Composite Dental Filling Might Be Able to Cosmetically Restore a Minor Defect on a Tooth in Your Smile

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A small cavity or chip that appears on a tooth in your smile can be noticeable to the people you meet. Rather than try to guard some of your facial expressions, you should have the tooth examined by the dental specialists at Clearpoint Dentistry.

Dr. Lupy D. Gonzalez and her staff can quickly determine the severity of the problem and the treatments necessary to restore the tooth’s appearance and prevent further tooth decay problems.

If the compromised area is small enough Dr. Lupy D. Gonzalez might recommend treating 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. Lupy D. Gonzalez has prepared the area with a dental drill, she will shade and apply the composite material. A special ultraviolet light to cure and bond it to 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 Houston, Texas, area, and you’ve noticed a chip or cavity on a tooth that appears in your smile, you should call 281-487-2400 to have it treated by one of the dentists at Clearpoint Dentistry.