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Here at Lonnie A. Anderson, DDS, Dr. Lonnie Anderson understands that the appearance of your smile has a significant impact on the quality of your social life. When an unsightly cavity or chip appears on a tooth, he always advocates seeking treatment as soon as possible.

With early diagnosis, Dr. Lonnie Anderson can often repair a small defect with a standard composite resin filling. This special dental-grade plastic can be shaded to perfectly match the surrounding tooth enamel.

Once the tooth has been sufficiently numbed, your dentist will use a special dental drill to remove any affected tooth enamel. This will provide a clean, healthy enamel surface for the eventual filling to bond to.

The composite resin will then be shaded, prepared and applied to the area. Your dentist will then use a special ultraviolet light to cure and harden the filling. This will effectively secure the filling’s bond with the surrounding tooth enamel

With improvements to your daily oral hygiene routine and regular attendance to your twice-annual dental checkup, the composite filling should repair the tooth for many years to come.

If you live in the Juneau, Alaska, area and a tooth in your smile is suffering from tooth decay, you should not delay in calling 907-789-2066 to have it examined and treated at Lonnie A. Anderson, DDS.