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Ideally the tooth enamel of the biting surfaces of your teeth should be strong enough to withstand the rigors of chewing food for many long years. Yet minor deviations in the alignment of your dentition might cause the biting surface of one tooth to wear on the non-biting surface of another.

As the texture of the affected tooth gradually changes, the compromised tooth enamel could start to accumulate plaque and other bacterial deposits. In time, the area of dental attrition could foster a small area of tooth decay.

If you’ve been having trouble with one of your teeth, you should have it examined by a dentist like Dr. Frank C. Raymer to determine the severity of the problem.

If the dental attrition or possible cavity are still minor in severity, he might be able to repair it by installing a simple dental filling. This treatment can typically be performed in a single outpatient appointment.

It often calls for Dr. Frank C. Raymer to remove a small amount of tooth enamel from the surrounding surface of the tooth. This will to prepare the necessary surface to bond the dental filling. The material that he selects for the dental filling will be based on its visibility in your smile.

Our dentist might use a composite resin material for the dental filling. This is essentially a dental grade resin material that can be shaded to match the color and tone of the surrounding tooth enamel.

After applying the dental filling material, Dr. Frank C. Raymer may use a special ultraviolet light to harden it and securely bond it to the surrounding tooth enamel.

If you live in the Irvine, California, area and you are concerned about one of your teeth you should call 949-551-2606 to have it treated and repaired.