Even patients who take proper care of their smiles may find themselves diagnosed with cavities. Cavities can occur at any point in time, and in some cases, may stay small and undetected for quite some time. Seeing a dentist routinely for an examination and cleaning is the best way to keep track of any imperfections or problems that might be occurring within the smile. Dr. Ryan J. Thompson of McKinney, TX, works routinely with patients who may need dental fillings.
What is a tooth-colored filling?
Dr. Thompson of Thompson Dental focuses on providing tooth-colored dental fillings for patients who have been impacted by cavities. These fillings are made of a composite resin and fill the cavity, or hole, in the tooth to seal the tooth and keep the cavity from becoming larger.
Do cavities hurt?
When cavities become larger and more severe, patients may experience discomfort or sensitivity. However, smaller cavities may be asymptomatic and may only be spotted during routine evaluations at the dental office. Our professional team is dedicated to ensuring that cavities are addressed without delay to avoid future problems.
What is the tooth-filling process?
The process of filling a cavity is simple:
- Preparation. Preparation requires the dentist to remove the decayed portion of the tooth before disinfecting the inner areas.
- Filling. The filling material is injected into the area, and a special curing light is used to harden it.
- Finishing. The dentist will then file and polish the area to complete the process.
Where do I learn more about dental fillings?
Suppose you are in a situation where you believe you have a cavity or visiting the dentist for a routine appointment and discovering you have one. In that case, it is time to speak to our provider about the tooth filling process. Dr. Ryan J. Thompson and his team at Thompson Dental work alongside patients to help them choose the restorations most appropriate for their needs. The office is located at 1550 S. Custer Road, Ste. #100 and accepts new patients and families who call (972) 366-7743 for an appointment.