Do You Need a Composite Dental Filling for a Cavity or Chipped Tooth?

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Dr. Brian Hockel, Dr. Rebecca Jardine, and team understand that your smile’s appearance can significantly influence your social life and your self-esteem. If you have an unsightly chip or cavity or chip on a tooth, you may benefit from receiving a composite dental filling.

The early diagnosis of a cavity or tooth damage often enables Dr. Hockel or Dr. Jardine to repair the tooth with a conservative composite resin filling, which is made of a dental-grade plastic that is custom shaded to blend in with your surrounding tooth enamel.

After numbing your tooth for your comfort, we remove any weakened tooth enamel in order to provide a tooth enamel surface that is clean and healthy so that the dental filling can bond to it.

The next step is to shade, prepare and apply the dental filling to the tooth. Our dentists use a special ultraviolet light to harden the filling and secure its bond with the surrounding tooth enamel so that it can become a long-lasting and effective addition to your smile.

It’s important to maintain a proper daily oral hygiene routine and regularly attend your dental checkups so that your composite filling can benefit the tooth for several years to come.

If you have a tooth that is suffering from tooth decay or a dental injury, please contact our office at 925-478-7776 as soon as possible to schedule an appointment and see if your tooth would benefit from a composite dental filling. We are available to help you at our dental office in Walnut Creek, California.