So, you’ve been told by your dentist that you have a cavity. Now what?
If you’ve never had a cavity before, it is important that you understand that it is a routine procedure that is often performed by Dr. Maegan Elam and her team in Bedford, Texas. Patients can learn about the many options they have for tooth-colored restorations. While some of her more popular options include restorations such as dental crowns and porcelain veneers, composite resin bonding is a material often used to repair teeth that are affected by cavities. With the help of our team, patients can restore their smiles and address pain and discomfort using tooth-colored fillings for their cavities.
Tooth decay is the destruction of the tooth enamel. It’s also known as dental caries or a “cavity.” The first sign of a cavity may be a small white spot on your permanent tooth where a tiny hole begins to form. If it goes untreated, this hole will grow larger and deeper. It can result in pain, discomfort, and sensitivity when enjoying sweets. Without a proper diagnosis and effective treatment, patients put their tooth at risk by leaving it unaddressed. In cases where large cavities form, the tooth may require root canal therapy or extraction to avoid additional issues for the patient.
Our practice is excited to offer tooth-colored restorations for patients who need to repair one or more teeth in the smile. Composite resin bonding is safer than traditional silver amalgam fillings and is completed in a single appointment. It is also affordable, effective, and aesthetic.
Using composite resin bonding to repair a tooth that has been impacted by a cavity is a reliable and effective way of restoring the smile and keeping the cavity from getting bigger or deeper. The Maegan Elam, DDS & Associates team in Bedford, TX work with patients to help them understand their options when faced with tooth decay. Call our practice at (817) 241-3535 to request a visit at 2221 Harwood Road.