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Here at Swati Agarwal, DDS‘s San Francisco, California dental offices, we understand just how much your smile’s appearance means to you. When one of your front teeth develops a cavity it can hamper your self-confidence​, while also causing discomfort. To repair the tooth decay and restore your smile’s appearance, our dentist, Dr. Niloufer Hamsayeh can apply a composite dental filling.

After taking some X-rays and examining the tooth, your dentist, Dr. Hamsayeh will numb the area. Then she will remove any decayed tooth enamel to prepare the surface for a filling.

A composite-resin filling is made from a special dental-grade plastic that can be perfectly shaded to match the surrounding tooth enamel. This makes a filling a good choice for repairing a chip that’s visible in your smile.

Once it has been applied and shaped to be flush with the surrounding tooth enamel, Dr. Hamsayeh will use a special ultraviolet light to cure the filling. This will harden the filling and ensure a strong bond with the remaining tooth enamel.

If you live in the San Francisco, California area and you’re concerned that a cavity has formed on one of your teeth, you should not delay in calling 415-362-5315 to have it treated and repaired at Dr. Swati Agarwal’s clinic.