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The various surfaces of your teeth have relative shapes and contours based on their basic function. Some teeth, such as the ones found in the front of your mouth also have appeared in the appearance of your smile and your facial expressions.

When you struggle to maintain a consistent oral hygiene regimen the chronic plaque acid buildup in your mouth can start to weaken tooth enamel’s mineral density. The bacteria in your mouth can then start to exploit the demineralizes area causing a cavity to gradually develop.

If it’s caught early a professional dentist Dr. Summer Enlow might be able to repair small cavity by installing a dental filling made from either composite resin or metallic amalgam.

This mode of treatment begins with sufficiently numbing the tooth and gums with an injection of Novocain or some other form or procaine. This will ensure your comfort while she works to repair the compromised tooth.   

Then Dr. Summer Enlow will meticulously remove all traces of tooth decay. This will create a clean tooth enamel surface that can viably bond the dental filling in place.

The tooth’s general appearance in your smile and primary function in your mouth will directly influence the material that Dr. Summer Enlow uses for the filling. Metallic amalgam is composed of a special blend of dental metals that are durable and dark in appearance. This makes it a better option for repairing a dental surface that won’t appear in your smile

A composite dental filling is made from a special type of dental grade plastic. They can be shaded to match the surrounding tooth enamel to seamlessly repair a tooth enamel surface that will appear in your smile.  

If you live in the Nacogdoches, Texas, area and you suspect a cavity has developed on one of your teeth, you should call 936-564-9730 to have it examined and treated at Summer Enlow, DDS PC.