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Here at Lee F. Peterson DDS, Dr. Lee F. Peterson understands the appearance of your smile affects your self-image. Should an unsightly cavity form on a tooth that is visible in your smile, you should not delay in calling 559-584-8129 to have your dentist examine and treat it. With early detection, he might be able to repair it with a dental filling made from composite resin.

Your dentist will start by examining the tooth to determine the extent of the decay. Once the tooth has been sufficiently numbed, he will use a drill to remove any decayed tooth enamel. This leaves behind a clean surface so he can anchor the filling.

A composite filling is a good option for repairing a cavity that is visible in your smile. This is a special type of dental-grade plastic. It can be shaded to match the color and tone of the surrounding tooth enamel, making it indistinguishable in your smile. Once your dentist has shaded and applied the composite filling, he will use a special ultraviolet light to cure and harden it into the healthy tooth enamel.

With good oral hygiene habits and regular attendance to your twice-annual dental checkup at Lee F. Peterson DDS, you can expect the filling to repair your tooth for many years to come.

If you live in the Hanford, California, area and you’ve noticed a cavity on a tooth in your smile, you should call 559-584-8129 to have it treated and repaired at Lee F. Peterson DDS.