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The teeth in the front of your mouth can sometimes have a shallow amount of tooth enamel, compared to the molars and premolars in the rear of your mouth. When a cavity develops on a tooth in your smile, it’s important to have it examined as soon as possible at our Williamsburg, VA, dental clinic.

This often includes taking some X-rays to determine the severity of the tooth decay. If the cavity is small and limited to the tooth enamel layer, your dentist might be able to repair the tooth with a dental filling. This treatment process starts with your dentist numbing the tooth before using a dental drill to remove any compromised tooth enamel. This leaves behind a clean surface to anchor the filling.

Composite resin is often the material of choice for repairing a cavity on a tooth that appears in your smile. This is a special type of dental grade plastic that can be shaded to match the color and shade of the surrounding tooth enamel. Once our team has shaded and applied the composite material, we will harden and bond it to the surrounding tooth enamel with a special ultraviolet light.

If you live in the Williamsburg, VA, area, and you have a cavity on one of your front teeth, you should call (757) 707-8016 to have it examined and treated at Morrison Dental Group.