Attending your routine dental checkup at Dr. Chad Catron’s clinic is an important aspect of maintaining good oral health in the long term. Each of these appointments is designed to clean and polish your teeth while also looking for any early signs of tooth decay, and other oral health conditions.
If Chad Catron detects a small cavity on one of your teeth he will help you understand your treatment options.
If the area of tooth decay is relatively small and the rest of the tooth is healthy, he might be able to treat the tooth by applying a dental filling. This calls for him to remove all signs of tooth decay with a dental drill and replacing the compromised area of tooth enamel with another substance.
Most dental fillings are made from either amalgam or composite resin. The particular material Dr. Chad Catron uses will be based on the tooth’s location in your mouth and its potential appearance in your smile.
Amalgam dental fillings are created from a blend of dental metals that are durable yet dark in color. This makes them a better choice for repairing a cavity on a premolar or molar that will not appear in your smile.
A composite resin dental filling is created from a special type of dental resin that Dr. Chad Catron can shade to blend with the surrounding tooth enamel. This type of material is often good choice for repairing a cavity that will appear in your smile.
If you live in the Stilwell, Oklahoma, area and you suspect a cavity has developed on one of your teeth, you should call 918-696-4200 to schedule a dental checkup at Catron Family Dentistry’s clinic.