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The teeth in the front of your mouth have cosmetic and functional value. When the tooth enamel layer on one of these teeth is compromised by a cavity it can cause discomfort, impair your ability to bite off pieces of food and could also leave you with an unattractive smile.

If you have been experiencing a problem with one of your teeth, you need to have it examined by one of our dentists. Drs. Best, Dr. Traina, Dr. Sarmiento and Dr. Sahrbeck can take care of the problem before it worsens. With timely diagnosis they might be able to treat a small area area of tooth decay with a composite dental filling.

The treatment process will carefully excise all areas of decayed tooth enamel, before applying the dental filling material. The goal is to effectively restore the structural integrity of the tooth while also sealing the surface against future bacterial invasion.

Composite dental fillings are often the preferred choice for repairing a high visible tooth. The material can be shaded to closely mimic the appearance of natural tooth enamel making the treated area unnoticeable when you smile.

In the future you might want to make a concentrated effort to remember to brush your teeth each morning and night with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. You also need to remember to floss at least once each day.

If you live in the Portland, Maine, area, and you have a cavity on a front tooth, you should call 207-775-6348 to have it examined at Prosthodontics Associates, P.A..