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Each of your front teeth has a specific shape intended to help you efficiently bite off pieces of food. They also have an aesthetic impact when you smile and speak certain syllables. When a cavity starts to develop on one of these teeth it is cosmetically unsightly as well as sensitive.

If you are having a problem with one of your front teeth, you need to have it examined by a dentist like Dr. Vinh T. Pham to prevent worsening complications. If the area of tooth decay is caught in a reasonable amount of time he might be able to treat the tooth with a composite dental filling.

Executing this treatment plan calls for our dentist to carefully excise all areas of decayed tooth enamel, while also preparing the surface texture of the tooth. The goal is to effectively restore the structural integrity of the tooth while also sealing the surface against further bacterial influence.

Composite dental fillings are often the preferred choice for treating a tooth that will be visible when you smile. It can be shaded to closely mimic the appearance of natural tooth enamel. After it has been shaded and applied our dentist will harden and bond the composite dental filling in place with a special ultraviolet light.

If you live in the Campbell, California, area, and you have noticed a problem developing with one of your teeth, you should call 408-378-8500 to have it examined at Kirkwood Dental.