Do You Have a Cavity?

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If you feel pain when you chew your food, or have a tooth that is sensitive to hot and cold, or perhaps a toothache that won’t go away, you may have a cavity in the making. Even with the best of care—daily brushing and flossing and regular dental cleanings–your pearly whites can develop dental caries, or cavities.

What are cavities? They are holes in your teeth that develop after constant exposure to bacterial plaque. This sticky film that coats your teeth unless removed constantly, releasing acid that corrode tooth enamel, and the dentin layer beneath it. Cavities may form between teeth, on the top (or biting surface) of teeth and on the root surface of the teeth. Your dentist will save your tooth and restore its natural function by removing decay and filling the hole that is left behind.

Dr. Bin H. Park is pleased to offer composite dental fillings in Corona, California, to give you the option of restoring your natural tooth with a natural-looking result! What can you expect when you come in for a dental filling?

Tooth Restoration

— After determining the extent of the cavity, we will restore your tooth (and your smile) by giving you a local anesthetic to numb the area surrounding the affected tooth.

— Next, we will carefully drill through the tooth enamel to clean out any decayed tissue.

— Once the decay is completely removed, we will shape the area to be filled with the filling material, layer by layer.

— Once the filling has been placed to fit your bite perfectly, we will polish your tooth. Now your restoration is complete and your tooth will function as good as new, only without pain!

If you are experiencing tooth problems, we invite you to come in and have our caring dentist, Dr. Bin H. Park take a look. You can reach our dental team in Corona, California at 951-898-5658 today.