Why Tooth Cavities Should Be Filled Promptly
A cavity forms in your tooth when decay has progressed to the point where it has entirely bored through your tooth’s outer layer. So as the name suggests, a cavity is a hole in your tooth, and like a pothole in a well-traveled road, that hole will only get bigger. Therefore, any delay in treating your cavities could lead to a need for more extensive care, such as root canal therapy.
The most dangerous thing about a cavity is its subtlety. You may not even be aware that you have one. Early signs that a cavity is developing are:
- Minor tooth discoloration
- Slight tooth pain but in a particular spot
- Sensitivity to hot or cold
- A small hole could be visible even if no other symptoms present
If you’re experiencing any of these sensations, the team at Canyon View Dentistry can fill your cavity with durable and attractive materials to help protect your oral health for many years.
What Is a Composite Filling?
Tooth-colored fillings are a mixture of colorants, glass particles, and resins that create a look similar to tooth enamel. Dr. McCallum will apply the material to your tooth in sequenced layers, each hardened using a special blue light. Unlike metallic fillings, composites allow us to design an accurate restoration that gives you a seamless repair.
Expert Techniques for Long-Lasting Dental Fillings
Dr. McCallum has the experience and expertise to ensure your white fillings feel great and last for years. We consider our methods and material selection to create the best solution for your particular cavity’s location and severity. Our goal is to preserve your teeth for as long as possible, even if you have multiple cavities.