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Even if you are diligent and thorough with your daily oral hygiene routine, it is still possible for a small cavity to develop on one of your teeth. While your routine dental checkups at Shelly Ereth Barone will detect cavities, you should not delay in having a new problem examined between your dental exams.

If it is caught in time, Dr. Shelly Ereth Barone and his staff might be able to repair a small cavity by installing a simple dental filling.

If the tooth is in the front of your mouth or it will be visually prevalent in your smile, he might recommend using a composite dental filling material. This is a special type of dental grade resin that can be color matched to blend in with the surrounding tooth enamel.

The treatment process typically involves removing a small amount of additional tooth enamel from the area to prepare a surface sufficient for bonding the composite material.

Once the dental filling has been shaded, applied, and smoothed flush with the surfaces of the tooth, Dr. Shelly Ereth Barone will be hardened with a dental grade ultraviolet light. This will effectively bond the dental filling to the tooth enamel, thus restoring its basic function and appearance.

If you live in the Metairie, Louisiana, area and you suspect a cavity has developed on one of your teeth, you should call 504-832-1164 to seek treatment at Shelly Ereth Barone.