It’s very common for a tooth to experience minor damage from a cavity or injury. A cavity is a small hole or void that develops on the surface of a tooth. If a cavity or crack is left untreated, food particles and bacteria can access the inside of the tooth and cause serious damage. Therefore, when damage is identified, it is important to receive treatment as quickly as possible. The best treatment for this type of problem is usually a dental filling.
A dental filling is the application of a substance that is designed to restore the structure and integrity of a damaged tooth. The material starts out as a paste that is applied directly to the tooth to seal off any gaps. It then hardened, shaped and polished so that the treated tooth achieves the proper strength and appearance. After receiving a filling, the tooth can be used and cared for in the same way as any healthy tooth.
DFW Dental Service provides composite, tooth-colored fillings that consist of a mixture of plastic resins and silica fillers. These fillings are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth and are incredibly durable. We are so confident in our composite fillings that we offer a service warranty on any filling that we provide.
The first step when providing a dental filling is to remove any decay and existing filling material that is present. The composite filling material is then carefully applied to the tooth. This will seal off any voids or openings. The procedure is finished by shaping and polishing the substance so that the tooth achieves a desirable appearance.
If you have developed a cavity, a dental filling may be the ideal treatment method. Our experts can examine your injured tooth and determine the best treatment for your needs. Please call us at (214) 960-2291 to schedule an appointment.