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Your tooth enamel is a very hard mineral substance that is intended to give you the ability to bite and break down the foods you eat. If you have a problem with the alignment of two or more of your teeth it could cause the biting surface of one to rub on another surface of another.

If it goes ignored or undetected this area of dental attrition can start to spread. This could lead to a dental fracture, increasing sensitivity in the tooth, or a potentially severe dental fracture.

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

In some of these cases he might be able to repair a small area of dental attrition with a simple dental filling. This treatment can typically be performed in a single outpatient appointment.

It often calls for Dr. Schuette to use a special dental drill to remove a small amount of additional tooth enamel. 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.

A composite dental filling is often a good option to repaired an area of compromised tooth enamel that appears in your smile. They are made from 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. Schuette will use a special ultraviolet light to harden it and secure its connection to the remaining tooth enamel.

If you live in the Lee’s Summit, Missouri, area and you suspect that a cavity has formed on one of your teeth, please call 816-554-7656 to have it treated and repaired at James D. Schuette. DDS..