Restoring the smile requires dental work to keep the teeth beautiful and healthy. When tooth decay forms, it damages the natural tooth enamel. If the decay is detected early, many patients can restore the tooth and reduce the risk of the cavity getting larger–and deeper. Dr. Yvonne Szyperski and her team at North Bay Smiles in Petaluma, California, believe in providing patients with solutions to improve their smiles, including composite fillings for cavities.
What is a composite filling?
Using a composite resin, Dr. Yvonne Szyperski will restore the tooth after removing the area of decay and disinfecting the area. This resin material is applied to the hole of the tooth and then cured with a special light. After the resin has hardened, Dr. Szyperski can then file and polish the material to ensure it looks just like natural tooth enamel and blends in beautifully with the smile.
Can fillings be used for the front teeth?
Many patients who have cavities on the anterior or front teeth may wonder if this material can be used to treat these teeth. If the cavity is small, this resin material can be used. However, if the decay is substantial, patients might also need a dental crown or even a veneer over the front to add an extra layer of strength and protection for the tooth. A diagnosis is made during the initial consultation appointment, and repair options are discussed. Dr. Yvonne Szyperski focuses on overall oral health and aesthetic dental restorations to ensure the smile stays beautiful–and your dental repairs and restorations are a secret between you and your dental provider!
Discuss your needs with our quality dentist “near me” in Petaluma, California
Dr. Yvonne Szyperski and her team at North Bay Smiles assist patients who need dental repair after tooth decay has formed. If you live in the community and want to speak with us about composite fillings and other restorative dentistry services, call the office at (707) 306-8001. We are open to new and returning patients in the community and are conveniently located at 1580 East Washington Street, Suite #101.
Share this Article
Back to Composite Fillings Page