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Strong, healthy teeth are important for maintaining good oral health and function, which also plays a significant role in your overall quality of life. When compromised tooth enamel becomes afflicted by bacterial tooth decay, it can quickly spread. Should you notice a tooth suffering from heightened sensitivity or a change in color or texture, you should not delay in calling phone to seek timely treatment at Blue Hill Dental.

With timely attention, Dr. Hetal Rana might be able to repair the tooth with a basic filling. After the tooth has been examined and X-rayed, she can start the filling repair process. Dr. Hetal Rana will numb the tooth and surrounding gums before using a drill to remove the decayed enamel. This will provide a clean, healthy enamel surface for the final filling to adhere to.

The specific material Dr. Hetal Rana recommends for your filling will depend on the tooth’s primary function and its appearance in your smile. Amalgam fillings are made from a blend of inert dental metals. They are dark in color, so they are rarely used to repair a chip or cavity visible in your smile.

For fillings in the smile, Dr. Hetal Rana might use a composite resin filling. This is a special dental plastic that can be perfectly shaded to match the surrounding tooth enamel in your smile. Once it’s been hardened by ultraviolet light, the filling will repair the tooth for many years ahead.

If you live in Roseville, California, and you have a tooth with a chip or cavity, you should call 916-259-0018 to have it examined and treated by Dr. Hetal Rana.