A Tooth Filling Stops Cavities In One Visit

When you have a cavity in a tooth, this could mean discomfort, such as toothaches. You could also risk the onset of dental infections too. Which is why we want to offer treatment to improve your oral health. In today’s blog, your Prairie village, KS, dentist talks about placing a lifelike composite resin dental filling.

The Presence of a Cavity

How do you know you need to see us for a dental filling? You could experience painful tooth sensitivity when you eat or drink, or a toothache that doesn’t pass after a day or two. At this stage, the disease could mean the decay is in a more advanced stage and the risk of infection has increased, so don’t delay! A cavity occurs when poor oral hygiene, usually related to plaque buildup brought on by poor brushing and flossing habits and a diet high in sugar, has weakened and eroded the outer enamel. An injury to the tooth or teeth grinding could also compromise the enamel. Harmful oral bacteria then reach the inner dentin to cause a cavity to form, which will increase in severity until the tooth is infected or possibly lost!

Placing a Dental Filling

A dental filling can help treat your cavity and bring relief to your smile. To get started, our team will carefully examine your smile with advanced imaging technology, so we can assess the position and severity of your decay. We then administer a local numbing agent to the tooth to ensure you’re comfortable as we remove decay and potentially etch the outer surface. Our team will shade the composite resin filling material, which is metal-free and safe for all ages, to ensure a natural appearance. We apply the material in multiple layers and shoe the tooth as we cure the composite resin beneath a special light. The last step is to polish it for a brighter appearance! In one appointment, we stop your decay and safeguard your tooth.

Preventing Tooth Decay

We would love to help you avoid the onset of issues like tooth decay. For example, we can offer checkups and cleanings every six months, so we can watch for the early signs of decay, before you even experience discomfort, and then treat the issue. In the same visit, we will clean the teeth to remove plaque and prevent enamel erosion. At home, you can help by brushing and flossing daily and limiting your consumption of sugar and starch!


To book your visit for our restorative treatments, call our office in Prairie Village, KS, at 913-901-8585. Our team is ready to help you enjoy good oral health and a full smile with our custom and lifelike dental restorations, such as fillings and dental crowns.