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Contours on your teeth along the biting surface or other surfaces can sometimes trap food deposits and bacterial residue. When this happens, the natural bacteria living in your mouth could start to develop a cavity on the tooth enamel. Early symptoms might include heightened sensitivity and a change in color or texture.

With early detection, Dr. Christopher M. Granillo, DDS, LLC can often repair a small cavity by applying a composite resin or amalgam dental filling at his dental office in Tucson, Arizona. Our dentist will start by numbing the tooth and gums. Then he will remove all traces of tooth decay. This will create a clean, healthy tooth enamel surface to anchor the dental filling material.

The dental filing’s appearance in your smile and its primary function in your mouth will directly influence the material Dr. Christopher M. Granillo, DDS, LLC uses for the filling. Amalgam and composite resin can be directly applied to the cavity in a single appointment. 

Amalgam is a blend of metal that is durable and dark in appearance. This makes it a better option for repairing a cavity that is not visible in your smile. Composite resin fillings are made from a special plastic. They can be shaded to match the surrounding tooth enamel to seamlessly repair a tooth in your smile.

If you live in the Tucson, Arizona, area and you have a cavity on one of your teeth, we invite you to call 520-298-5556 to have it repaired at Christopher M. Granillo, DDS, LLC. We look forward to restoring your beautiful smile!