Treating a cavity will require Dr. Youngs to remove the decayed portion of the tooth quite carefully. After the removal, what is known as a "filling" will be placed. This filling, made of composite material that closely resembles the color of your natural teeth, will act and feel as your natural tooth did. Composite is a great choice for patients with small to medium-sized cavities, allowing them to keep a large portion of the tooth and maintain the structure.
What to Expect
The overall timeframe for the entire process will be different for each patient. For example, a more decayed tooth make take more time to fill. The composite can also be used to fix other dental issues such as chipped or broken teeth, or to reduce the size of a gap between teeth.
How it's Done
Dr. Youngs will begin the composite filling procedure by applying a numbing agent. After the patient is comfortable, the decayed portion of the tooth will be removed. The composite filling substance will be placed next in layers to create a strong bond. A special UV light will be used as a way to harden the filling in-between each layer placed. Lastly, the tooth will be smoothened and polished, allowing for a comfortable, natural bite.
For more information on composite fillings from your Sugar Land dentist, call us today at (281) 491-3626.