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The bacteria living in your mouth are pervasive. With inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene routine or reticence to attend your regular dental checkup at Ontario Chino Dental Center, the bacteria can gradually exploit any weakened areas of tooth enamel. When this happens, tooth decay can form.

Initial symptoms of a cavity in need of professional treatment could include a change in texture, alterations in color as well as heightened sensitivity. With early detection, Dr. Krupakar Reddy Yeturu can often repair a small cavity with a composite resin or amalgam filling.

Dr. Krupakar Reddy Yeturu will start by numbing your gums and the tooth with an injection of Novocain. Once the area has been thoroughly numbed, he will use a drill to create a clean, healthy enamel surface to anchor the eventual filling.

The filling’s appearance in your smile and its primary function in your mouth will directly influence the material Dr. Krupakar Reddy Yeturu recommends for the filling. Amalgam and composite materials can be directly applied to the cavity.

Since amalgam is a blend of metals, it is dark in appearance. This makes it a better option for repairing a cavity that is not visible in your smile. Composite fillings are made from a special dental-grade plastic. They can be shaded to match the surrounding tooth enamel to repair a tooth in your smile.

If you live in the Ontario, California, area and you have a chipped tooth, you should call 909-984-2476 to have it repaired at Ontario Chino Dental Center.