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Canine teeth reside in the front of your mouth. They work in tandem with bicuspids, incisors, and your other front teeth to play an important role in biting off pieces of the foods you eat.

When a cavity develops on one of these teeth, as a result of inconsistent brushing and flossing, it can cause significant discomfort and sensitivity. This could limit your basic oral function and potentially leave you with an unappealing smile.

With timely attention from a dentist like Dr. BJ Showman a small cavity might be repaired with a composite dental filling. This is a special type of dental resin that will eventually be shaded to perfectly match the surrounding tooth enamel.

Dr. BJ Showman will start by explaining your numbing options. Once you are comfortable she will use a special dental drill to remove all traces of tooth decay. Then she will prepare the surface to receive the composite resin material.

Dr. BJ Showman will shade, apply, and shape the composite material before hardening it with a special ultraviolet light. This will bond the dental filling to the neighboring tooth enamel effective repair the structural integrity of the canine tooth.

If you are in the Cleveland, Ohio, area and you have a cavity on one of your teeth, you should call 216-241-4303 to seek treatment at Downtown Dental Associates.