As you age, you may notice the structure of your jaw beginning to change, which can result in minor deviations in your tooth and jaw alignment. This can be further exacerbated if you have lost one or more teeth that have not been restored. Over time, some of your teeth may begin to rub together and the tooth enamel can be gradually worn away from your teeth. It is imperative to receive timely treatment so that the compromised area doesn’t develop a large cavity.
If a vulnerable area is detected early enough, our dentist may be able to treat the area with a basic dental filling and restore full health to the tooth.
After thoroughly examining your smile, Dr. Greg Atwood will remove any areas of decay to form an area of clean healthy tooth enamel so that the dental filling has a good anchor.
Our dentist selects dental filling material based on targeted location and how visible the tooth is in your smile.
Following the curing and bonding process of the dental filling to the healthy tooth enamel, our dentist will make any needed adjustments to ensure it fits well and doesn’t interfere with your bite.
If you are concerned about an area of tooth wear forming a cavity in one or more of your teeth, we invite you to call 432.227.2300 to see our dentist at Atwood Family Dental and receive a dental filling in Odessa, Texas.