If you have a cavity, it has formed as the result of plaque. Unfortunately, this extremely sticky substance will attach itself to your teeth on a daily basis. The bacteria within plaque (plaque is full of bacteria) feed on carbohydrates in your mouth, which they turn into acids during digestion. Those acids are delivered directly onto your teeth, which result in the weakening of your tooth’s outermost layer called enamel. With enough exposure to these acids, a softened area of your tooth will cave in, forming a cavity. The good news? We offer restorative treatments to address your cavity, so you can enjoy restored comfort and daily function. Ready to learn more about what will happen with your tooth? Consider the following information:

We Will Examine Your Tooth

We will need to fully examine your tooth to determine the extent of your cavity. This means that after taking a visual check of your tooth, we will utilize advanced imaging. By taking a digital X-ray of your tooth, we can see more clearly what is happening beneath its surface. We will plan your restorative treatment accordingly.

We May Offer A Dental Filling

If your cavity is mild to moderate, we may suggest a dental filling. With this restorative treatment, we will numb your tooth and then remove the decay from the hole in your tooth. Once we smooth the tooth tissue, we will then fill the area with composite – a synthetic resin material that we will match to your surrounding tooth color. This will restore your tooth’s appearance, structure, and comfort.

You May Need A Crown

Dealing with a serious, deep cavity but no infection? A filling alone may leave your tooth too vulnerable to breakage. In this case, we may also offer a dental crown, or a hollow artificial tooth that we will use to cover and protect your tooth, so you may continue smiling, chewing, and speaking in comfort.


Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris of Mansfield Dental Associates rely upon their years of experience, training, and cutting-edge technology to offer patients expert dental care at each and every visit. They listen to each patient’s concerns and offer gentle, informative guidance about future treatments. If you would like to schedule a consultation, call 817-473-6227. Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris proudly treat patients from Mansfield, South Arlington, Kennedale, Southeast Ft. Worth, Alvarado, Midlothian and neighboring areas.