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A cavity that appears on one of your front teeth can do more than cause discomfort when eating and drinking. The unattractive appearance of tooth decay can also leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile.


If you have noticed a problem with one of your teeth, you shouldn’t wait for your next dental checkup to seek treatment. The wisest course of action is to schedule an appointment at Paul Hanna, DMD PC’s dental offices, to have the problem addressed before the cavity enlarges.


After examining the tooth in question to assess the severity of the tooth decay Dr. Paul Hanna will numb the tooth as well as the local gums. Once you are comfortable he will remove all traces of tooth decay while also preparing a smooth surface to bond the dental filling.


Composite dental fillings are typically the best option for repairing a surface that will be apparent in your smile. This is a special type of dental resin that can be shaded to match the existing tooth enamel.


After it has been shaded and applied the composite material will be hardened with a special ultraviolet light. This will effectively bond the dental filling to the surrounding tooth enamel.


If you live in the New London, Connecticut, area and you are concerned about the health of one your teeth, you should call 860-442-3323 to have it treated and repaired at Paul Hanna, DMD PC’s dental offices.