When you come in for your regular exams, Dr. Juriansz checks your tooth surfaces with his instruments and also is able to detect decay in dental x-rays. One of the causes of cavities is tooth decay. When plaque forms and is left on your teeth, the acids from the plaque can dissolve the enamel surface of teeth creating caries (or holes). You can read more about tooth decay and the best way to avoid cavities from Dr. Juriansz here.
A composite filling at Brookline Village Dental is treated in one appointment. While the tooth is numb, Dr. Juriansz removes the decay as necessary. The area is cleaned and carefully prepared before the composite resin is added. Once the composite is placed and shaped, the tooth is polished to return the tooth to it’s original shape and function.