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Minor alignment problems with the way your teeth meet can do more than leave you with an inefficient bite pattern and an imperfect smile. As time goes on the deviation can cause one tooth to gradually wear away the tooth enamel of another.

With early detection, Dr. Scott Ellard 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.

Once the tooth has been sufficiently numbed Dr. Scott Ellard will 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 for repairing an area of dental attrition 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.

Once the material has been applied, Dr. Scott Ellard will use a special ultraviolet light to harden it and secure the dental fillings bond with the healthy tooth enamel.

If you live in the Portage, Michigan, area and you suspect that a cavity has formed on one of your teeth, you should call 269-329-1880 to have it treated and repaired at Scott Ellard Dentistry.