Composite Fillings in Bryan-College Station, Texas!
Thornton Dental provides dental fillings in Bryan and College Station, Texas, for all our patients. Dr. Rahimi-Thornton offers composite dental fillings that match your natural tooth color and restore your teeth if you have dental cavities. We have chosen to use composite filling materials to provide you with a more natural-looking result and promote better long-term oral health.
The longer a cavity remains untreated, the more likely it is to progress into a much bigger problem. The same buildup of plaque and bacteria that causes cavities can also aggravate and inflame your gums, setting the stage for periodontal disease. Left alone, a single spot of decay can spread and affect multiple teeth; it can also grow toward the center of your tooth and infect its soft pulpy tissues.
Teeth with untreated decay may eventually become candidates for a root canal or even an extraction if they’re so infected or decayed that they can’t be saved.
Tooth decay usually gets its start when too much plaque is allowed to build upon or between your teeth. Plaque is a thin, sticky film that forms on your enamel when sugar and carbohydrate molecules come in contact with the bacteria that’s naturally present in your mouth.
If you don’t brush thoroughly or as often as you should, the lingering plaque can trap bacteria against your enamel, causing spots of decay known as cavities.
Tooth decay may be easily preventable, but it remains one of the most common health issues among children and adults alike. It’s not surprising, then, that most people require at least one filling in their lifetime. The Thornton Dental team and Dr. Rahimi-Thornton are experts at finding and treating tooth decay. Having regular dental cleanings and exams is one of the best ways to prevent cavities and catch them early on when they’re small and easier to treat.