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Poor oral hygiene practices can contribute to a buildup of plaque acids in your mouth. In time, this can demineralize your tooth enamel, allowing a cavity to develop on one of your teeth.

If you have noticed an abnormality with one of your teeth, the wisest course of action is to have it examined by an experienced dentist like Dr. Kevin Bowcutt. Without professional attention, even a minor area of tooth decay can exacerbate into a more significant problem.

If the cavity is limited to the tooth’s enamel layer, he might be able to repair it with a composite dental filling. This is a special type of dental plastic that can be shaded to mimic the surrounding tooth enamel. It is often the preferred material for an area that will appear in your smile.

Installing the dental filling calls for Dr. Kevin Bowcutt to numb the tooth and nearby gums. Once you are comfortable, he will remove any compromised tooth enamel and prepare a surface capable of bonding the dental filling.

After installing the dental filling into the prepared area, he will harden it with a special ultraviolet light. This will create a lasting bond with the natural tooth enamel, thus restoring the tooth’s basic function in your mouth.

If you have a cavity on one of your front teeth, and you live in the Cedar Park, Texas, area, you should call 512-792-2707 to have timely treatment and repair at Bowcutt Dental.