When a cavity appears on a tooth in the front of your mouth, it can leave you with a very unappealing smile. In a situation like this, the wisest course of action is to seek a professional diagnosis from your dental professional before it worsens.
With timely attention, one of our experienced dentists, Drs. Jason Popper, Marlisa Popper, or Howard Popper might be able to treat a small area of tooth decay by installing a dental filling. This mode of treatment starts with numbing the tooth and surrounding gums. Then we will remove any compromised tooth enamel. This leaves behind a clean surface to anchor the filling.
If the eventual dental filling will have an overt appearance in your smile, your dentist might install a composite resin dental filling. This type of material is essential dental grade plastic that can be shaded to match the adjacent tooth enamel.
After we have shaded and applied the dental filling material we will harden it with a special ultraviolet light. This will essentially marry the dental filling to the surrounding tooth enamel with a bond that will last for many years.
If you live in the New York, New York, area, and you’ve noticed a cavity on a tooth in your smile, we invite you to call 212-396-8182 to have it treated and repaired at Popper Dental. Our dedicated team is ready to help you with your dental care needs!