Poor oral hygiene can allow plaque and acid to attack your tooth enamel. In time this could cause a cavity to form on one of your teeth. If the affected tooth is visible to others, not only could it affect your basic oral functions, it may make you self-conscious about your smile.
If the tooth decay is detected in time Dr. Christopher J. Hall might be repaired with a composite dental filling. This is a special type of dental grade resin that can be shaded to perfectly match the nearby tooth enamel.
After numbing the area, the dentist will remove the tooth decay. Then he will prepare the surface to receive the composite filling material.
The dentist will shade, apply, and shape the composite resin before curing it with a special ultraviolet light. This will bond the dental filling to the adjacent tooth enamel, and restore the natural function and structural integrity of the tooth.
If you are in the Bozeman, Montana, area and you have a tooth with a cavity, please call 406-586-2117 to seek schedule a visit to Hays Dental Group, LLC.