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There are several different things that can alter the appearance of your smile. One of the unappealing instances is when a cavity afflicts one of your front teeth. Not only can this cause discomfort, but it can also leave you feeling uncomfortable in social settings.

If it’s caught early, the cavity can be repaired with a composite filling at Smile Big Pediatric Dentistry. This involves numbing the tooth with Novocain before removing the decayed tooth enamel.

Dr. Shannon De Vera will also remove a miniscule amount of surrounding tooth enamel to ensure there is sufficient healthy tooth enamel to bond the eventual filling material.

One of the important benefits of composite resin is its ability to be perfectly matched to the color of your natural enamel. This makes it the ideal choice for repairing a cavity that appears in your smile.

After it has been prepared, shaded, shaped, and applied to the healthy tooth enamel surface, Dr. Shannon De Vera will cure the composite filling with a special ultraviolet light. This will completely harden the filling and secure its bond with the tooth enamel.

If you live in the Humble, Texas, area and you have a tooth in your smile that’s suffering from a cavity, you should call 713-697-6453 to schedule treatment at Dr. Shannon De Vera’s dental office.