A Cavity’s Development and Progress
Cavity’s develop similarly for most people. The oral bacteria in dental plaque can metabolize sugars and other carbs into acids, which weaken the enamel protecting your teeth. Once it’s weak enough, enamel becomes permeable and oral bacteria can slip past it to infect your tooth. The infection, or decay, erodes increasingly more tooth structure until it’s treated. That involves removing the oral bacteria and infected tooth structure from the cavity, then filling it to reinforce the tooth’s strength, health, and integrity.
Why We Use Tooth-Colored Fillings
Over the centuries, tooth fillings have undergone several different evolutions, and multiple materials have been tried and used with varying results. For example, until recently, metal amalgam fillings were among the most popular due to their high level of durability. Today, however, we prefer using more biocompatible tooth-colored fillings, which not only interact more favorably with your natural tooth structure, but also blend in discreetly with its appearance.
Schedule a Visit to Fill Your Cavity
Filling cavities is an important part of restorative dental care, and with tooth-colored composite resin, we can ensure your filling remains discreet and virtually unnoticeable. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Dr. Newman’s dental office in Tucson, AZ, today at 520-296-5439.
We’re conveniently located inside the Colonial Verde Dental building, and proudly welcome the residents of all surrounding communities.