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To maintain a healthy smile, you will need to be brushing and flossing daily, sticking to a balanced diet, and visit your dentist every six months for cleanings and checkups. Not only do we remove hardened plaque (tartar) and polish your pearly whites, we also check for signs of tooth decay and gum disease, as well as oral cancer.

Sometimes we will find that you have a cavity despite your best efforts, and if the decay is minor, our dentist, Dr. Kaitilin Riley might recommend a composite filling to restore your tooth. Composite fillings are subtle, tooth-colored fillings made from a mixture of plastic and fine glass to blend in naturally with your teeth. Because the material is bonded to your tooth, it offers you a sturdy restoration. Composite fillings are ideal for repairing front tooth damage and for small to medium-sized cavities.

When you come in for a dental filling, you will sit comfortably while we work on the tooth. Any tooth decay will be removed and the area thoroughly cleaned to prepare for the filling material. Next, the composite mixture will be used to fill the hole, hardened and shaped to fit the tooth seamlessly. Finally, the composite is polished you will have a cosmetically appealing, stable restoration.

Do you have a small-to-medium sized cavity? Or a chipped or fractured tooth? If so, our Kaitilin Riley DDS team in Paso Robles, California, can provide you with a natural-looking dental solution perfectly suited for your smile. We invite you to give our team a call today at 805-238-3880!