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What Does a Cavity Look Like?

What Does a Cavity Look Like?

We shared some photos last year showing what a cavity looks like and received some great feedback. It also seems to be a question everyone is asked when your at the dentist or when you tell someone you’ve had your six-month teeth cleaning… did you have a cavity?! So, we thought we would do another look “inside” a cavity.

A Cavity Between Front Teeth

What a cavity looks like on front teeth

This is what a cavity looks like in-between your upper front two teeth. To repair the cavity, the fillings are actually completed from the tongue-side of your teeth. This picture also shows the chalky-white damaged enamel (blue arrow) and the brown decay as it goes through the enamel and into the dentin of the tooth (red arrow).

Cavity Fully Removed

Cavity removed on front teeth

This next photo shows what it looks like after the cavity has been fully removed. All of the unhealthy and damaged tooth structure is completely removed.  Then a tooth colored bonded filling is placed to restore the missing tooth structure.

Learn More About Cavities

You can check out our other article about what a cavity looks like here. If you have any tooth pain, give us a call and we can diagnose and remedy the problem! You can also learn about the newest technology we offer at our practice here.