When you hear that you have tooth decay and need a dental filling, you might be concerned that there could be pain associated with the procedure. The good news is that when your dentist detects tooth decay early, there is usually not much discomfort when you get your dental filling.
If tooth decay goes undetected or is allowed to progress, it may move into the nerve of your tooth, where it will cause an infection. A tooth infection does cause discomfort and an uncomfortable toothache. So it's a good idea to get your filling as soon as possible to keep decay from moving deeper into your tooth.
What Happens During Your Dental Filling
During a dental filling in Huntsville, Dr. King uses a dental anesthetic to numb the tooth and the area around where he will be working. This ensures that you won't feel anything during your procedure.
Next, he removes the decay from your tooth and cleans it out completely before filling it with composite resin, which is a tooth-colored material. Dr. King blends the composite resin so it matches your tooth and complements your smile.
Then he bonds the composite material directly onto your tooth and cures it with a special light. Once it's bonded, the composite is smoothed and polished, so no one will know that you've had dental work!
Other Advantages of Tooth-Colored Fillings
We can also use composite resin material to cover other small cosmetic concerns like chipping, fractures, discoloration, and even tooth size discrepancies. This is a dental bonding procedure, and it tends to be less expensive than other cosmetic dental treatments.
Dental bonding is a quick and affordable way to enhance your smile.
Contact Your Huntsville Dentist
If you have more questions about tooth-colored fillings or other cosmetic dental procedures, contact King Dental today at (256) 880-1884 for information.