Each of your teeth has a specific shape designed to maximize its intended function in your mouth. When a cavity develops it can cause discomfort which can impair your ability to chew and process food. If the tooth decay appears on a tooth in your smile, it can also have a cosmetic impact.
In a situation like this, you should consider scheduling an appointment with a dentist like Dr. Jeremy Borsky. After examining the tooth, he will present you with an effective treatment plan.
If the cavity is minor and limited to the tooth’s enamel layer he might recommend repairing the tooth by installing a dental filling. If the tooth is in the front of your mouth he might use a composite resin material.
This is a special type of dental grade plastic that can easily be shaded to match the color and tone of the surrounding tooth enamel. This will make the dental filling indistinguishable from the surrounding tooth enamel.
With consistent oral hygiene practices and regular attendance of your dental checkups, you can expect the dental filling to last for many years to come.
If you live in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area, and you suspect a cavity has developed on one of your teeth, you should call 513-232-6560 to have it treated by one of the dentists at Borsky Dental Group.