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At first, it might not seem like a big deal but minor aberrations in the way two or three teeth meet in your dentition can gradually start to affect your tooth enamel. Minor wear and tear can build up over the years to cause an area of enamel attrition.

With early diagnosis, Dr. Eric Weinstock might be able to repair a small area of compromised tooth enamel by applying a filling at his Canton, Massachusetts endodontic practice. This may be able to prevent bacteria from infiltrating the compromised tooth enamel to form a dangerous new cavity.

The repair process involves examining the tooth to ensure its overall health. Then Dr. Eric Weinstock will remove a small amount of tooth enamel. This will prepare a fully healthy surface to adhere the filling. The specific material Dr. Eric Weinstock uses for the filling will be based on the tooth’s primary function and prevalence in your smile.

Composite resin fillings are made from a special dental-grade plastic that can be perfectly shaded to match the surrounding tooth enamel. This makes them a good choice for repairing a chip that’s visible in your smile.

An amalgam filling is basically a blend of dental-grade metals. They are dark in color, making them better for repairing a cavity that isn’t visible in your smile. However, they have the durability to handle the wear and tear of grinding and chewing performed by back teeth.

After the filling material has been applied, Dr. Eric Weinstock will use a special ultraviolet light to harden the filling and secure its bond with the surrounding tooth enamel.

If you live in Canton, Massachusetts area and you have a tooth suffering from excess wear and tear, please call 781-575-9633 to seek timely treatment and repair at Cobb Corner Endodontics, P.C.. Our endodontic team seeks to help you achieve the healthy smile you deserve!