A Cavity Visible in Your Smile Might Be Repairable with a Composite Filling

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Dr. David Solomon and the staff at his Melrose, Massachusetts, clinic understand just how much your smile’s appearance influences your self-esteem. When a cavity forms on one of the teeth in your smile, it can alter your appearance and cause several different forms of physical discomfort. With early diagnosis, Dr. David Solomon can often repair a small cavity with a standard composite resin filling. This special dental-grade plastic can be shaded to perfectly match the surrounding tooth enamel.

Once the tooth has been sufficiently numbed, Dr. David Solomon will use a dental drill to remove any decayed tooth enamel. This will provide a clean, healthy enamel surface for the eventual filling to bond to.

The composite resin will then be shaded, prepared, and applied to the tooth enamel. Dr. David Solomon will next use a special ultraviolet light to cure and harden the filling. This will effectively secure the filling’s bond with the surrounding tooth enamel.

With improvements to your daily oral hygiene routine and regularly attending your dental exam, the composite filling should last for many years to come.

If you live in the Melrose, Massachusetts, area and a tooth in your smile is suffering from tooth decay, you should not delay in calling 781-665-5222 to have it examined and treated at Solomon & Wright Associates, P.C..